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How To Avoid Improper UI Payments

Unemployment Insurance (UI) provides temporary financial assistance to qualified out of work individuals to help sustain them and their families while they look for a new job. Individuals must meet eligibility requirements of state and federal law to receive benefits. Both individuals and employers are responsible to make sure they are following the law, otherwise improper payments may be made. Learn how to avoid penalties as a claimant and extra costs as an employer by knowing more about improper UI payments.

Information for Individuals

Unemployment Insurance (UI) provides temporary financial assistance to qualified out of work individuals to help sustain them and their families while they look for a new job. Those who receive UI benefits must follow specific requirements. If these requirements are not met, individuals may incur penalties. Each person who collects UI benefits is legally responsible for making sure he or she follows the rules set by state and federal law. Below find helpful information about improper UI payments.

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Information for Employers

Employers are responsible for understanding the requirements to report employee quarterly wages, separation information, verification of weekly earnings, and new and rehired employees. Employers can actively prevent improper UI benefit payments, reduce costs, and avoid legal consequences by following the requirements and knowing more about improper UI payments. Below find helpful information about improper UI payments.