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Changes coming for Arizona's unemployment insurance program

Posted at 10:28 AM, Oct 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-03 13:28:56-04

TUCSON, AZ — Thousands of Arizonans have fallen victim to identity theft during the pandemic, resulting in delayed or denied payments and financial devastation.

One expert tells the Arizona Daily Star that a simple modernization and security upgrade to Arizona’s decades-old unemployment insurance program could have saved victims the trouble and also saved the state billions of dollars in fraudulently obtained funds, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

A plan to do that is underway.

The state Department of Economic Security will begin accepting proposals this month for a contract to one or multiple companies to modernize the unemployment insurance benefits system.