Government overpaid $14 billion in unemployment benefits

Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/09 18:50:53

Overpayments are a rampant problem in the unemployment insurance system. The federal government and states overpaid an estimated $14 billion in benefits in fiscal 2011, or roughly 11% of all the jobless benefits paid out, according to reports from the U.S. Labor Department.

Of the states, Indiana was the worst offender, making more improper payments than it did correct ones.

Now, the U.S. Department of Labor and the states are in the midst of a massive effort to try to recoup some of their lost funds and avoid future overpayments.

Where does the money go?

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  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/07/18 21:28:07
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/07/10 01:28:10 (edited)
    And now the 14 billion is disappeared
  • Aurora 2012/07/09 19:39:09
    It's not the first entitlement program where fraud and abuse are present, they just wanted more democrat voters.
  • Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/07/09 19:13:34
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    Where does the money go? How do you believe the Government pays for its many black-ops? Has to come from somewhere. They skim it off the top of everything else, just like this, and funnel it into these "secret" or "classified" programs and that's it. Average-joe need not be any the wiser about it.
  • kevracer 2012/07/09 18:53:23
    having experienced the unemployment system within the last year, it is easy to see how it could be abused.

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