How to Report Arizona Unemployment Fraud

IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO WORK WHILE YOU ARE COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.

If you want to know how to report unemployment fraud, you must first be sure that someone is committing unemployment fraud. In the state of Arizona it is a crime to knowingly collect unemployment benefits that you are not eligible to receive, and this is considered unemployment fraud. BUT, it is very important to note that IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO WORK WHILE YOU ARE COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.

You are able to work at a job and make a certain amount of money while still collecting unemployment benefits. When you apply for unemployment, this amount will be determined, and how this works will be explained to you by your unemployment counselor.

If you do work while you are collecting unemployment benefits, it is VERY important that you follow the rules given to you by your unemployment counselor, which includes reporting where you work, how much you make every week, etc.

If you suspect someone of committing unemployment fraud, you can contact the unemployment office to report them. You may be able to remain anonymous, or you may have to give your name and contact information to report them.

When you make your report, be sure to give as much detailed information as possible, including the following:

  • Their name
  • Their address
  • Their phone number
  • Where they are working
  • How much money they're making

If you know that someone is committing unemployment fraud, you can report them by contacting your local unemployment office.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the Arizona Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Arizona Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Arizona Unemployment page, click here: Arizona Unemployment

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# Maya 2012-09-04 15:34
am working with some one who I am sure is collecting unemployment .He is also the Son of the owner of the buisness that I work for. I also know that he is being paid under the table. He has a title as our general manager. It would be difficult to prove ,Because his father owns the buisness and they keep things on the hush. I am also not sure what State he is collecting from because he was an airline pilot. He flew out of diferent States. He has sighned my pay check and i have other document's he has sighned under general manager. I am not sure if these things would be helpful in reporting him? I know many people that are out of work and cannot collect any more. I dont think it's right that this man should be collecting while being paid a full time salary! Look foward to your advise
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# Nicole J 2013-02-08 13:50
Ok I filed my taxes and my whole refund was taken because they said I recieved unemployment under a different social security number. This is totally impossible I had a investigator come to my work and I provided her with my social security card and everything. They took it all from me I am unemployed and feel this is not my fault a mistake was made on there end and now I am the one suffering. I needed that money. My 19 year old daughter has MS and I can't afford her medication this is really hurting her and I. Is there something I can do to stop this or get that money back.
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