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Unemployment: Failing to report income is fraud

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in Compensation and Benefits,Human Resources

Former employees who collect unemployment benefits while working part-time jobs must report that income.

Recent case: Brenda applied for unemployment benefits after she lost her job. She received $139 per week. Her son needed personal care assistance, which Brenda provided through a local agency, earning pay for 20 hours per week while receiving benefits. Each week she signed a form swearing she hadn’t worked.

Brenda eventually was notified she had to repay her benefits because of alleged fraud. She appealed, arguing she didn’t understand the money she earned was income and that she had spent it all on more care for the son.

The court said what she believed wasn’t relevant. It was still income, meaning she had committed fraud. (Kuschel v. Consumer Directions, No. A13-0090. Court of Appeals of Minnesota, 2013)

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