If you receive benefits to which you are not entitled, you will be liable for repayment of such amount. Any overpayment of benefits, if not repaid, will be recorded and any future benefits you are entitled to receive will be used to offset this overpayment. A disqualification of up to 52 weeks could be assessed for filing fraudulent claims. Also, the issuance of a collection warrant and garnishment of future wages may be done in order to recover overpayments. Anyone making a false statement or withholding facts to increase or obtain benefits to which he is not entitled is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified employment lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact an attorney in your area from our directory to discuss your specific legal situation.