Any person who knowingly makes a false statement or representation, deliberately fails to disclose material facts, or knowingly withholds information in order to obtain Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits has committed fraud and is punishable by law. After the discovery of benefit fraud, a determination will be issued to the applicant stating that the unemployment benefits received were obtained fraudulently. The applicant has the right to appeal a determination within 20 calendar days, as defined by Minnesota Unemployment Insurance law.
A monetary penalty of 40% of the total amount overpaid is assessed on all overpayments established as a result of a fraudulent act. In addition:
Report fraud or benefit violations using the online Fraud Report.