- Claimant Wage Credit Post Audit
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How/where do I notate my company’s payroll schedule, i.e., weekly, biweekly, hourly, monthly, etc.?
Please compute the claimant’s salary to determine a weekly amount. This information should be entered on the UCO-2 for the appropriate weeks requested.
Is my account being charged for this claimant’s benefits?
If a claim is filed and you are a liable employer, you will receive a notice of claim filed. Charging will be determined based upon responses contained in this form. You will subsequently be notified if you are being charged.
How can the claimant receive benefits if they are working?
This audit is one way of determining if information is being reported correctly by the claimant. A claimant working part-time & earning less than the weekly benefit amount may qualify for partial benefits. If the claimant was fully employed during the weeks indicated in the calendar week ending column, they are not eligible for benefits. The purpose of this Post Audit form is to determine if wages were reported correctly.
How do you determine the weekly benefit amount?
A claimant must have wages in 2 or more quarters n the base period. The base period is the first 4 of the last 5 completed calendar quarters. Total base period wages must equal at least 1.5 times the high quarter wages and have wages of at least $3400. The weekly benefit amount is determined by dividing the high quarter wages by 26 (maximum weeks payable on UI). The maximum weekly benefit amount a person can receive is $275. The available credits are 25% of the total base period wages with a maximum available of $7,150, the high quarter wages divided by 26.
My pay period falls on a different day than your benefit week.
If the claimant is paid hourly, please try to determine the specific hours worked from Sunday to Saturday to determine weekly wages. If the claimant is paid different amounts per job or piecework try to estimate for each week requested. Prorate earnings & report them during the unemployment week. Whatever the claimant earned from Sunday to Saturday is reportable income. Take his/her hourly wage times the hours worked during that week. Please verify the gross earnings per week, amount of hours the claimant worked per week, and the earnings per hour.
What do I do if the person with this social security number never worked for me?
Check your quarterly wage report to see if there is an employee with a similar SSN. Have your employee check with the Social Security Office to verify their SSN if there is a conflict. Check your quarterly tax statement, UCT-6, to see if someone else with a similar SSN worked for you. Possibly there was a number transposition when the quarterly wage data was entered. If there is an error in the SSN or in the wages, this will need to be reported to the Department of Revenue in order to be corrected.
The wrong employee’s name is on the form, what do we do?
Check your quarterly report to see if the SSN was transposed. Verify the SSN and name with your records. There may be a name change due to marital status or SSN may be incorrect on your wage reports to Department of Revenue. This will need to be corrected by the Department of Revenue. You should contact the Department of Revenue to make any corrections pertaining to your business.
Should the wages be recorded in the weeks earned or when paid?
Report wages in the week they were earned. All wages earned should be recorded in the weeks that benefits are paid.
If my account is not being charged, why should I fill out this form?
Furnishing this information helps prevent reemployment assistance fraud. Future account chargeability may be affected. Additionally, it is important to properly charge the base period employers.
Why am I getting this form?
You have received this form as the result of an audit from a crossmatch by Social Security number with the Department of Revenue. Information was reported to DOR indicating this person was employed with your company during this quarter. He/She was also receiving unemployment benefits. This audit helps us to determine if he/she was receiving benefits during the same weeks he/she was working and if so were the wages reported correctly. This ensures the integrity of the Unemployment Compensation Program and protects Employer’s tax rates.