Unemployment Insurance (UI) Improper Payments

Progress

In the past few years the Department has increased efforts to reduce improper payments by addressing the most common root causes. For the 2016 reporting period, failure to meet state work search requirements makes up approximately 38% of all improper payments. Individuals continuing to make claims even after returning to work make up approximately 30%. And untimely or inaccurate separation information from employers or third party administrators totals approximately 13%.

In many cases these are problems that can be addressed by providing and sharing information better. To address inaccurate or untimely information on separations, DOL helped states implement the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES), which allows electronic transmission of UI information requests from state agencies to multi-state employers and third party administrators. To support states’ efforts in implementing new strategies aimed at addressing the state-specific root causes of overpayments, the Department provided supplemental funding opportunities with incentives to accelerate state actions to reduce improper payments. In addition, DOL is helping to facilitate state implementation of the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) to recover certain unemployment compensation debts due to fraud and certain non-fraud overpayments through Federal income tax refund offsets.

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SQSP /
Strategic Plan Development

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Claimant-Employer Messaging1

ES Registration2

NDNH Recommended Procedures3

Alabama

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Alaska

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Arkansas

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Arizona

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California

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Colorado

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Connecticut

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District of Columbia

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Delaware

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Florida

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Georgia

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Hawaii

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Iowa

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Idaho

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Massachusetts

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Maryland

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Maine

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Missouri

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Mississippi

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Montana

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Nebraska

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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Nevada

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New York

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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Puerto Rico

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas

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Utah

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Virginia

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Vermont

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Washington

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Wisconsin

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West Virginia

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Wyoming

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1Claimant-Employer Messaging is for the implementation of at least one product from the toolkit published at UIPL No. 11-12.

2ES Registration is only a core strategy for states that previously received 2011 and 2012 SBR funds for this purpose.

3NDNH Recommended Procedures is a core strategy for states that received 2011 and 2012 SBR funds.