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Kansas to shut down unemployment system to deal with fraud


January 27, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will shut down its system for processing claims for benefits from unemployed workers this weekend to impose new anti-fraud protections, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday.

Kelly said the state system will go down at 2 p.m. Saturday and go back up at 7 a.m. Tuesday. She said the state won't pay benefits during that period but will work to catch up to claims when the system is back up.

The Democratic governor's announcement came shortly after Republican lawmakers said they will push to protect employers from being on the hook for fraudulent claims. They worry th...

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