Connecticut Unemployment Fraud Penalties

REMEMBER:

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.

ALSO REMEMBER:

IT IS A CRIME TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS WHEN YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THEM

If you willingly collect unemployment benefits when you are not eligible for them, and when you don't meet all the requirements - this is considered unemployment fraud and there are stiff penalties for committing unemployment fraud.

Unemployment Fraud Penalties include some or all of the following:

1. Fine. You may have to pay back the unemployment money you collected (this is called restitution) and pay a large criminal fine.
2. Jail. You may be sent to jail if you are found guilty and convicted of unemployment fraud.
3. Probation.

Still Have Questions?

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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# John House 2012-02-16 06:07
i am scheduled to start a new job next month in New Orleans. it is at a considerable cut in pay from my previous job. will i still be able to collect CT unemployment benefits when I go to work in New Orleans?
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# Rich 2013-08-22 05:39
I just realized that I collected extra unemployment, Someone who was close to me kept on filing under my name, considering I have just lost my mom to cancer and kept collections for me, the question I have is I am nervous that I'm going to get arrested, I need to call unemployment to let them know, I will pay back what was collected, just need to see If I can work out a plan(payment) to pay them back, please inquire back, thank you. Also what should be my next steps to resolve this problem
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