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H.R. 723: Reducing Fraud in Unemployment Assistance Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 723

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend title III of the Social Security Act to require States to compare information regarding Federal inmates for purposes of combating fraud in unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Reducing Fraud in Unemployment Assistance Act.

2.

Information sharing requirement

(a)

In general

Section 303 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 503) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(n)

For purposes of subsection (a), the unemployment compensation law of a State must provide that the State agency charged with the administration of the State law shall—

(1)

enter into an agreement with the Attorney General under which the list of individuals receiving unemployment compensation under the State law shall be regularly compared with a list of each prisoner in Federal custody at a Federal correction facility within that State;

(2)

establish a regular comparison of such list of individuals with a list of each prisoner in the custody of that State at a correctional facility in that State; and

(3)

use the results of each such comparison to investigate and prosecute fraud, waste, and abuse of unemployment compensation under the State law.

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(b)

Recovery of overpayments by Treasury

(1)

Pandemic unemployment assistance

Section 2102(f)(2)(A) of the CARES Act (15 U.S.C. 9021(f)(2)(A)) is amended by inserting , less any overpayments of assistance recovered by the State after agreement.

(2)

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

Section 2104(d)(1)(A)(i) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 9023(d)(1)(A)(i)) is amended by inserting , less any overpayments of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation recovered by the State after agreement.