Louisiana 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 Louisiana Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Louisiana Unemployment FAQ

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

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# Stella 2011-11-04 22:49
How do I report unemployment fraud?

Thx.
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# Tawana 2012-04-02 10:17
What is the number that I call to report unemployment fraud in Louisiana.
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# Yolande 2012-06-19 19:10
If someone is being investigated for fraud and know that they are being investigated... do you think they should go ahead and address it or wait until they hear from the investigation?
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# JB 2012-08-22 17:38
contact you a tax attorney and get a consultation, see if he can fascilitate an agreement with the agency on repayment to avoid prosecution, an agreement to direct debiting your account may also help
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# Susan 2013-07-18 22:40
What are the consequences for an audit for work searches and some are not correct?
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