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Employment Development Department

Common Mistakes Made by UI Claimants

Unemployment Insurance (UI) provides temporary financial assistance to qualified individuals who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and who continue to meet eligibility requirements of state and federal law. Anyone who collects UI benefits is legally responsible for making sure he or she follows the requirements set by state law.

Here are some common mistakes to avoid when certifying for UI benefits:

If you have misreported work or wages, you may have committed UI fraud. Anyone who collects UI benefits is legally responsible for making sure he or she follows the requirements set by state law. Failure to follow the rules can result in serious consequences.

For information on how to report work or wages, visit:

If you think you may have made a mistake and unintentionally committed UI fraud, contact the EDD immediately by phone, by mail, or online.