If public assistance or other benefits administered by the local Department of Social Services are jeopardized by unemployment fraud, follow the same steps to report the problem to the Department of Labor and FTC. Then, provide documentation of your fraud report to DSS to request that unemployment benefits be removed from your client’s budget. Advocates can contact the Legal Support Center for Advocates if they need more guidance on suspected unemployment fraud or identity theft impacting their clients’ benefits. 631-232-2400, ext. 3324 (Cathy Lucidi) or ext. 3309 (Vivian Storm).
Recognizing and Addressing Other Kinds of COVID-19 Related Fraud
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