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Unread 09-07-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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Default Collecting unemployment while working?

So I'm curious about this? I worked with a guy at our summer job that said he was collecting unemployment while working because he never notified unemployement that he had a job. Clearly this is wrong, but, isn't he going to get caught by taxes or something?
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Unread 09-07-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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If he was working part time, he was doing nothing illegal. Now, if he did not notify them about these hours, he will get caught. If he is working full time, he will certainly get caught and have to pay all the money back, perhaps in interest. Eventually, it will catch up to him, and if he doesn't have the money to right his wrong, he will be in quite the pickle
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Unread 09-07-2011, 09:31 PM
 
Location: KS
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It was your civic duty to report him if he was working full-time.
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Unread 09-07-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: The Triad (nc)
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They let one in 10,000 "get away" with doing this...
as part of an employee motivation program at the UI office.

The staff know these people exist...
and that there are just enough out there that everyone has heard an anecdote about them...
but when applicants can get kicked around by them while following the rules in general fear and ignorance...
well, it gives the staff a nice warm feeling they can't really get otherwise.
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Unread 09-08-2011, 12:35 AM
 
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Unemployment and disability allows a person so many hours of work per week and then they start deducting that from thier benefit amount during the duration of their benefit cycle. People are allowed so many hours of work while collecting benefits. It still all gets reported on your taxes.

If You're Working Part-Time or Full-Time While Collecting

If You're Working Part-Time or Full-Time While Collecting (http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=elwdterminal&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Claimants&L2=U nemployment+Insurance+(UI)&L3=How+to+File+Weekly+C laim&sid=Elwd&b=terminalcontent&f=dua_weekly_claim _working_part_time&csid=Elwd - broken link)

Penalties for Collecting Unemployment While Working

Penalties for Collecting Unemployment While Working | eHow.com
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Unread 09-08-2011, 04:14 AM
 
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It is illegal to collect benefits and not report that you are working - full or part time, does not matter. Now the key word is "report" - many (in fact most) states will allow you to work part time and collect partial (and sometimes full) benefits but you must report your wages


And yes, it is very likely that the system will catch up with this person
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Unread 08-17-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Most people on unemployment benefits are working off the books like me. Working for a wage where the employer sends the information to the government is really scary and risky.
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Unread 08-17-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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I am employed part time and still receive benefits. The amount of unemployment I receive depends on the amount I make and the hours that I work. Whenever I am scheduled for a full week then I don't receive unemployment.
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Unread 09-21-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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Well when you file your taxes it will show employment dates on your W-2 and that can be compared to your UI forms. If dates overlap then that will show that you lied.
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Unread 09-21-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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Yeah and if you get caught you may be banned from ever receiving benefits in the future. A family friend got into real trouble with the disability authorities in Colorado. He received permenent disability, starting abusing Oxy big time, intially just for pain, then keep the disability money and worked in his former trade under the table and they sent an investigator out and photoed him working manual labor. He was made to repay all the money and told he can never receive disability in Colorado again. They said if it weren't for jail overcrowding he would have been there. Clear case of fraud.
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