Guam DOL: Report unemployment fraud and abuse

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The Guam Department of Labor is encouraging members of the public to report cases of suspected fraud or misuse of the federal unemployment benefits covered by the CARES Act, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.

In a news release, Guam DOL notes that employers, employees, and all workforce partners are obliged to protect the integrity of the unemployment benefits system.

Guam DOL encourages reporting of unemployment fraud, waste, and abuse to protect our local and federal tax dollars to [email protected].

“The integrity of the unemployment benefit programs under the CARES Act, is critical to ensuring that the benefits are provided only to eligible claimants in which their incomes were affected by COVID-19,” said GDOL Director David Dell’Isola.

“The Guam Department of Labor will continue to help the people of Guam pay benefits to eligible claimants and ensure that both employers and employees have access to resources they need, while protecting taxpayer dollars from fraud.”

Unemployment fraud takes many forms.

Claimant fraud may include knowingly submitting false information (social security, income, etc.), collecting benefits when ineligible, certifying for benefits while not being able and available to work, or intentionally collecting full benefits while not reporting wages or income.

The Office of Inspector General from the U.S. Department of Labor also encourages the public to report wrongdoing involving fraud, waste, and abuse for all Labor programs and operations to the OIG Hotline at 800.347.3756.

For more information, visit their website at www.oig.dol.gov.

Call 311 or follow GDOL on social media for updates on facebook – @guamdol and instagram – @dolguam.

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