July 10, 2012 8:22pm CST
So, if you read the news, and you had claimed unemployment benefits lately, be prepared the U.S. labor department might ask you back that money. Some mistakes might come from the administrative error, and majority of them are from people who already has job, and continue to file the unemployment benefits, or people defraud this system. There was one example, a guy who is in jail, but he continue to file for the unemployment insurance from the labor department. He pay $50 each time to a friend's girlfriend to file for him. Until he released from jail, and found a job, now the government ask him for for $11,000 repayment of that overpayment. So, do not even try to cheat the system, they can find a way to get your money back. The government won't imprison you if you can't pay, they just might work out a plan to get you pay it back. Like a monthly payment, or garnishment, or get part of your money from your annual tax return.