Unemployment fraud is rising thanks to $600 bonus
There are many people gaming the current benefits as they are paid more to stay out of work than to go back. This is openly talked about in social media and employers are fully aware of what is going on. But there is big time fraud going on too.
(From The Washington Examiner)
Between the scammers filing false claims and the fraudsters who are staying at home and refusing suitable work, the United States Department of Labor’s inspector general now estimates that waste, fraud, and abuse in the unemployment insurance program will explode to more than $26 billion for the CARES Act payments alone.
To put that into perspective, the entire unemployment system paid just over $26 billion in benefits during 2019.
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