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Improper Payments in the Unemployment Insurance Program: Ineligible Recipients Based on State Employment

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Report Description: 
This audit report provides the results of our evaluation of the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Unemployment Insurance program and federally-funded COVID-19 pandemic-related unemployment assistance program. The purpose of this audit was to determine if apparently ineligible employees of the State of Louisiana were paid unemployment benefits Overall, we found that, for the period of February 2, 2020, through July 24, 2021, LWC made approximately $6.1 million in State and Federal unemployment benefit payments to 1,054 state employees who do not appear to have been eligible for these programs. While some of these employees may have been victims of identity theft, others appear to have received unemployment benefit payments for which they were ineligible.
Date Issued: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Agency Reviewed / Investigated: 
United States
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