State offers amnesty for improper U-C claims

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | Jul 9, 2017 7:29 AM

(Harrisburg) -- An amnesty program is underway for people or businesses in Pennsylvania who improperly received unemployment benefits.

The Department of Labor and Industry has notified more than 180 thousand individuals and businesses that they were paid 651 million dollars in unemployment compensation to which they were not entitled.

Labor and Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino says under the amnesty program, interest and penalties will either be waived or reduced for those who agree to pay. 

"So it's really important that both employers meet their obligations as well as workers who owe money to the trust fund through either fault of their own or no fault of their own,.. so that it's there for them if they need it again in the future or it's there for other Pennsylvanians," Manderino said.

The  program began July first and runs through September 30th.

More information is available at 

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