From Bad to Worse: DC Unemployment Insurance Fraud
- 17 Jan
Imagine you have just been laid off from your job. Your mind races and you think “how am I going to pay my rent, my car payment, and other bills.” Luckily, you can obtain unemployment benefits within the District of Columbia to keep you afloat while you look for another job.
A few days later, you find some temporary work but the job only lasts for a couple of weeks, so you continue to collect unemployment benefits. A few months later, you find a part-time job but the money you make does not cover your bills, so you continue to collect unemployment benefits. One-year after you were laid off, you find a new, full-time job, but you still need some unemployment benefits for a little while until you are firmly able to pay all of your bills, so you continue collecting. Finally, the day comes when you have paid off all of your bills and you are secure in your new job. You are back on your feet, and no longer need unemployment benefits.