Reducing Unemployment Fraud
Fraud occurs when adequate safeguards are not in place. Unprecedented fraud occurred nationwide during the pandemic, exposing preexisting deficiencies that became more pronounced due to the flood of federal dollars rushing into states. FGA’s reforms will help states detect fraud on the front end and empower swift prosecution of fraudulent claims to recoup the funds businesses pay into the program through payroll taxes.
Recovering overpayments should be a top priority for state policymakers seeking to reform their unemployment insurance (UI) programs.
States have a variety of tools to accomplish this goal, including wage garnishments, property liens, and legal actions.
For particularly egregious cases—such as fraud—swiftly referring them to law enforcement and consistently enforcing criminal penalties are the answer.
Bad actors must be deterred. It is a crucial part of protecting benefits for those who need temporary help and being good stewards of employer contributions.
“Fixing” What Wasn’t Broken: Why Biden’s Child Tax Credit Scheme Is a Recipe for Failure
KEY FINDINGS THE BOTTOM LINE: CONGRESS SHOULD END THE BIDEN TAX CREDIT SCHEME. Biden radically changed the Child Tax Credit Prior to the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) in March 2021, American families were eligible for the Child Tax Credit, which was most recently revised by the Trump tax cuts (Tax Cuts and […]READ MORE
FGA Urges Federal Agencies to Implement Work-Oriented Reforms
Washington, D.C. – Following the Trump administration’s April executive order aimed at promoting work and economic mobility for able-bodied adults on welfare, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) issued recommendations for agencies administering welfare programs. With 30 days left for agencies to make recommendations, FGA urges both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) […]READ MORE
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