Identity Theft

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Reemployment Assistance Identity Theft

Identity theft is on the rise in both the private and public sector. Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person’s information to take on his or her identity. Identity theft can include wages and employment information as well as credit card and mail fraud. In the case of RA benefits, it could mean using another person’s information such as name, Social Security number and employment information. 

Identity theft is often discovered when:

  • The victim attempts to file a RA claim and one already exists for them.
  • The victim receives an IRS statement of benefits collected (Form 1099G) from the RA program.
  • The victim’s federal or state income taxes are intercepted.
  • The victim’s employer is notified that a claim for benefits has been filed while victim is still employed.
  • The victim receives a request of information from RA.

Report Reemployment Assistance Identity Theft

If you believe you are a victim of RA identity theft or you're an employer and have an employee who is a victim it is important that you report it to us immediately by calling 1-800-342-9909.

In order for the Department to properly handle RA identity theft situations it is essential that both you and the employer complete and return any forms sent to you about claims filed. 

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