Your account may be audited. Each week, hundreds of unemployment benefit accounts are selected for audit. Audits may review recent weeks or weeks you requested two or three years ago. The audit process involves a thorough examination of your account and is intended to detect payment errors -- either overpayments or underpayments. The information gathered during the audit enables the Department of Employment and Economic Development to detect fraud, check the accuracy of the Unemployment Insurance program and to see how the program can be improved. The audit specialists verify work search, base period wages, reason for job separation, school attendance, work and earnings, and anything else that affects eligibility for benefits. If your account is selected, you will speak with an audit specialist to review your case in detail.
To ensure that we are able to reach you should your account be selected for audit, keep the address on your account up-to-date for at least four years after your last request for a benefit payment. Even after you stop requesting benefits, your account may be audited or we may need to contact you for other reasons. If we can't reach you, audit findings will be made without your input, and you will be responsible for any overpayments that might result.