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What will happen if I continue to certify for unemployment benefits after I get a job?

I got a job, but i dont make alot of money, and its so helpful to have the unemployment checks….what can i do to keep both or what will happen if i get caught?

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7 Responses to “What will happen if I continue to certify for unemployment benefits after I get a job?”

  1. sassy2 says:

    fraud, intent to defraud, theft looking at 5 yrs minimum

  2. mar c says:

    you will have a new girlfriend in your new jail cell….

  3. Christiaan says:

    You may/will be found guilty of fraud, and you will pretty much be ineligible for any future unemployment benefits, as well as whatever fines or jail time that may be associated with defrauding the state.

    Perhaps you should get a second/better job? Or even better, go back to school and gain some valuable skills that will get you out of this bind once and for all?

    Good luck!

  4. Otakop says:

    Depends on your state. In almost all of them, it is jail. In some it is a felony (like mine) so it is jail, a fine and loss of voting rights and gun ownership rights forever.

  5. mkmtallguy says:

    You must tell unemployment your working the # of hours and the dollar amount If your only working part time hrs you may be able to deduct what you make from unemployment and collect the difference check with your unemployment office. If you don’t claim what your making they will catch you and you will have to repay plus penalties

  6. PiggiePants says:

    It is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when. Since you are employed income is reported under your social security number, and that is how they will get you. And when they do, you will need to repay all the benefits you collected after being employed plus any fees/fines, you will no longer ever be able to collect unemployment, and they may pursue criminal charges.

  7. David M says:

    Fraud, you can go to prison for that. If the jail you end up in allows internet access, please let us know how your scheme panned out.