The problem has risen to parliamentary legislation, with the potential loss of $ 30 billion to fraudulent accounts, the California Employment Development Department, or EDD. To get some of that money back, Central Valley Congressman Josh Harder and a bipartisan parliamentary coalition have introduced a pandemic unemployment fraud prevention law. Most of the scams paid by EDD during the COVID-19 pandemic were sent as part of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program. Therefore, Harder wants to work with the Internal Revenue Service and the Ministry of Labor to encourage the Ministry of Justice to collect funds in the unemployment sector. According to a press release sent by Harder’s communications team, the bill will serve three important purposes if passed: 1. Fund Recovery • States must submit a plan to recover fraudulent PUA benefit payments to the Secretary of Labor, develop a fraud prevention task force, and submit a report on…

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