Reporting Fraud - Employers
If no benefits are paid on the claim, there are no charges.
If benefits are paid, and you are charged, the charges are automatically reversed when the overpayment is set up. In cases of identity theft, after the investigation, the department will create a “Third Party Fraud Pseudo Claim,” and any charges to your account will be removed. "Relief from Charges" should not be requested and is not a factor in this process. This is the normal overpayment process.
What you Should Expect
While the volume of new fraud reports continues to decline, L&I staff are still working through a sizeable number of fraudulent filings from prior months – those paid claims must be handled individually.
Due to an unprecedented number of UC claims (and, by default, fraudulent UC claims), it may take an extended time for these claims to be properly denied and overpaid and for you to be credited. Be advised that while our team sifts through thousands of claims, payments may continue to be made, which means you could continue to receive charges until the overpayment is done and you are automatically credited. Please DO NOT report these claims a second time or call to inquire about a status; our staff is on top of the issue and continues to work on reports as they come in.
Communications you will Receive
You will receive the usual paperwork when the claim has been handled. That is how you will know a claim was completed, and you should expect credits soon (if you had been charged).
As always, employers who have any questions for the Department about unemployment-related issues should use our online Employer Quick Guide to contact the correct area for help.