Always provide complete information and answer all questions truthfully. Do not make any false statements in order to obtain or increase payment of benefits. If you do, you will be violating the law and may be prosecuted. You will be required to repay any benefits fraudulently obtained. Furthermore, you may be disqualified to receive future unemployment benefits. Please see the section on overpayments.
Q: What if I make a false statement on my claim?
A: If you knowingly make a false statement or misrepresentation or have knowingly failed to disclose a material fact to obtain or increase benefits, you may be subject to a fine and/or imprisonment and be prevented from receiving future benefits for 52 weeks. In addition, you will be required to repay any benefits that you were not entitled to receive. The 52 week denial of benefits may not be ended until you repay all benefits fraudulently received. Claims are reviewed periodically to make sure benefits were properly paid.
Q: What if I make a mistake?
A: If you make a mistake when filing your weekly request for payment of benefits, you should notify the VEC Customer Contact Center as soon as possible to correct the error.