Nevada 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 Nevada Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Nevada Unemployment FAQ

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

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# curt 2011-07-22 12:49
what can happen if you colelct benefits when you know they exsisted
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# sherry 2011-08-29 12:48
what is the statue of limitations on unemployment fraud
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# Christine 2011-11-02 19:49
What happens if you turn yourself after accepting unemployment for 3 months and want to repay and have a meeting set up with a adjunctor?
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# Raymond 2013-06-26 23:47
I have been employed since December 2011 as a construction plumber. I recently got laid off for lack of work. My work hours were 6am-2:30pm. I also started part time night school in May 2012. I worked 14 months full time and attended school part time simultaneously. Since my school hours don't interfere with my availability to seek emoyment,I am eligible for unemployment benefits while continuing to attend night school?
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