How to Report Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 may be 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 Kentucky Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Kentucky Unemployment FAQ

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

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# Crissy 2011-06-09 21:50
I believe that I know someone commiting unemployment fraud.
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# tricia 2011-07-09 10:17
I know someone who is comitting unemployment fraud in owen county ky who do I report this
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# Nikki 2011-07-18 17:27
I am drawing unemployment due to reduced hours/lack of work. I was laid off in 3/09 and drew unemployment until 6/10(that's when they cut out the benefits for a brief period). I was then again laid off from yet another company in 11/10 and had to draw again. I had to open on that existing claim. I don't know why...I just did what my local office told me to do. Now I am drawing off of the very same claim because of the reduced hours & I am being told that I am committing fraud!!!! I am reporting my wages earned just as in instructed. Am I in the wrong???
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# janice 2012-05-10 02:35
is it fraud when an employee works for an business that has seasonal layoff and during that sesional layoff Dec. 23-spring ,that employee recieves an unemployment check but continues to work for that business , and the owner pays him with days on books for the spring year when they return back to work ?
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# stephanie 2012-07-31 09:28
i know someone who is comitting unemployment fraud .who do i talk to about is and can i get a phone number to call
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