Can legal action be taken against me if I received unemployment benefits I wasn't entitled to? 5 Answers as of March 06, 2011I received unemployment benefits in August of 2009. I was under the impression that I was eligible and I filled out all of the required paperwork truthfully. I just now received a letter from the state stating that I received benefits that I was not entitled to. I already received the money, and at this point it was a year and a half ago so the money has been spent. How should I respond to this matter? Can I be sued by the state for the money?
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There is an special board that handles these matters. Along with getting the money back, they also may be looking for steep financial fines and penalties. I recommend consulting an Attorney to discuss your case in further detail.
Answer Applies to: California