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Unemployment fraud issue: IDES sends letters in error


Fraud update
​​DePaul was recently informed by the Illinois Department of Employment Security that overpayment notice letters were sent in error. These letters went to anyone who has recently reported fraud or is in the system but has not applied for or received unemployment benefits recently.

These letters indicate money is owed to the IDES, but the letter was sent in error. The IDES has explained due to the massive number of fraudulent claims filed recently, the computer system sent many of these letters before they could fix the data issues.

The IDES has instructed the overpayment notice letters should be ignored. For more information, visit the IDES website.

For more about what you need to know about unemployment fraud, read the Newsline article from Jan. 20.