How to Report Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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.

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

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

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# chuck 2011-05-06 11:54
Is there a number to call if you suspect someone is committing unemployment fraud?
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# Jon 2011-06-03 07:12
So what class would this fall into, my friend has been collecting unemployment for over a year now and has made NO effort to go out and find a job, I have offered him two jobs at my place of work and he has an open invitation to go back to work for the company that fired him over a year ago. But because it is so easy for him just be lazy and live off my hard earned tax dollars until his unemployment runs out. To me this is fraud! We need to start cracking down on those who truely deserve unemployment, what happened to the days of having to go down to pick up your check at the unemployment office, showing a sheet of places you visited during the week to try and find a job, have we ourselves gotten that lazy? I say we start drug testing like they have in Florida, if you test positive for anything you don't get a check, that would probably cut our umemployment community in half! Please let me know if this kid is commiting umeployment fraud.
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# Kate 2011-07-21 06:12
#Jon I am having the SAME problem with my roommate. I guess it is easier for him to sleep til 4pm and just drink all night, than to actually go out and find work....
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# cyndi 2012-03-23 20:59
is it not fraud when someone has been collecting, and claiming dependents and cant do that? i knoe for a fact someone who is doing so and has been for the past 4 months and is contining to do so
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# Frank 2012-08-31 15:42
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Could it be considered some type of fraud if a person that has collected benefits to the max allowed and extensions if that said person is weathy to the point of owning 2 houses valued at over 200k each 2 new vehicles and thousands spent on remodeling.
this person met all the requirements necessary to collect.
This person also is moving out of the St of Ct as one of the homes purchased is from out of state.
Seems to me that unemployment benefits are for people who need them to live until they find steady work, not cash the checks and put them in a cookie jar This person is the wife of a husband who must have great wealth at his disopsal.
Again this is just an inquiry. Benefits are for the needy.
thanks
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