posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 07:50 PM
Hmm .. many of you have valid points, but I'm still seeing a point that many of you are missing. Lemme try one more time and then I'll give up.
Suppose you have accidental injury insurance paid for by your employer. Like AFLAC or something. You get hurt, can't work, you get the money. But
then you heal up and, instead of going back to work, you pretend that you're still hurting in order to keep collecting the money. Now it's fraud,
and eventually and collectively it will cause everyone who has that type of insurance to pay more for it.
Unemployment insurance .. same deal. You lose your job, you collect the benefits. Great. But then, instead of actually looking for another job,
you decide to get drunk or high every day and enjoy yourself instead of actually looking for a job. Now it's fraud, and ultimately everyone will end
up paying higher UI rates ...
If you have life insurance and fake your own death to collect it (via a spouse or family member), it's fraud!
If you claim tornado damage on your house to pay for damages that weren't really caused by the tornado, it's fraud!
If you are collecting unemployment insurance and aren't really looking for employment, it's fraud!
And if you are drunk or high during the workweek when you should be looking for work, then it isn't benefits that you are "entitled" to any more -
Now do you get it?
Everyone who is eligible to receive unemployment benefits due to having had funds paid into the system either by their employer or by them, should
definitely receive the benefits when they lose their job. But that doesn't mean they are entitled to KEEP receiving them if they aren't actually
trying to find employment.