DES is Using ID.me to Combat Arizona’s Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

By October 12, 2020October 29th, 2020News

DES is using ID.me to combat Arizona’s fraudulent unemployment claims

Oct. 12, 2020
By Jessica Goodman, AZ Family

Along with several other states, Arizona has had difficulties throughout the pandemic fufilling unemployment claims and combating fraud. The DES brought ID.me on board to help speed things along, as well as catch bad actors looking to game the system.

“The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is working with ID.me to allow people claiming unemployment to do so securely.

This new service with ID.me and DES starts the week of October 12, so Arizonans can access their benefits in a timely manner including claims for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. This move comes after a fraud alert on October 2 that was issued by DES according to their press release.”

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