A growing number of states are bringing back a search for work requirement to keep unemployment benefits. According to unemploymentpua.com, South Carolina, North Carolina, Nevada and Idaho recently added a work mandate to its jobless benefits.
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The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says they have referred 2,855 unemployment insurance claims to authorities investigating them for fraud. Officials say the investigation will be conducted by state and federal authorities including the United States Department of Justice National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force and the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, Insurance Fraud Division.
The latest jobs report showed an uptick in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits, with more than 18 million people claiming some form of jobless aid. Americans trying to get back to work are also facing new challenges in the search process.
Former Newberry County deputy charged with submitting false statements to receive unemployment benefits
According to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, a former deputy with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office faces charges for submitting false statements in order to obtain unemployment benefits while he was working full time with the Sheriff’s Office.
According to the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, a St. Matthews woman and a Charleston woman have been arrested and accused of committing financial identity fraud in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits.
The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says it has distributed more than $5 billion in unemployment benefits since the start of the pandemic. That works out to more than $500 million per month.
140,000 U.S. jobs were lost last month, far worse than expected, according to the U.S. government.
Department of Labor says unemployed workers will not lose payments due to delayed signing of relief bill
The Department of Labor says unemployed workers will not lose payments due to the delayed signing of a new COVID relief bill.
According to the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, 5,109 people filed their initial claim for unemployment insurance in the claim week ending December 5.