The Minnesota UI Program uses various methods to detect benefit overpayments, including a computer cross match to compare quarterly wages reported by employers with unemployment benefit payments made to applicants. Unemployment Insurance Specialists verify return-to-work dates and wages reported by applicants, investigate employers’ protests to benefit charges, and follow up on tips from the public. If payment of any court fees is required in an attempt to enforce collection of overpaid unemployment benefits, penalties, or interest, these fees may be added to the total amount due.
Collection efforts used to recover debt caused by fraud include:
Fraud penalties include:
In addition to penalties, the UI Program may take the following actions:
Report fraud or benefit violations using the online Fraud Report.