Unemployment Fraud Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is unemployment fraud?

  • What are some things that can cause fraud?

  • What’s the penalty for unemployment fraud?

  • Why should I care if someone commits unemployment fraud?

  • Can a claimant work part-time while receiving benefits?

  • Can a claimant go on vacation while receiving benefits?

  • Can a claimant turn down a job while receiving benefits?

  • Can a member of a union that is on strike receive unemployment benefits?

  • Can a claimant receive benefits in Kansas while working a full-time job in another state?

  • Can a claimant operate their own business and receive benefits at the same time?

  • Can a claimant receive unemployment benefits and workers compensation payments at the same time?

  • Can a claimant go to school or attend training while receiving unemployment benefits?

  • What happens if I’m overpaid unemployment benefits?

  • How do you catch fraud?

  • Can anyone report fraud?

  • Can you report anonymously?

  • Are all reported fraud cases investigated?

  • What information do you need when I report a suspected fraud case?

  • How do I report my suspicions of UI fraud?