Department of Labor
Payment Activities The Department of Labor
insurance payments for those who have lost their jobs. During
the six months ended
December 31, 1995, the Department issued 4.7 million unemployment
checks totaling about $1 billion. On a daily basis the
Comptroller's on-site audit staff
examine the establishment of unemployment insurance claims and
the disbursements to the
claimants. The audit staff also periodically identify New York
State employees who have yet
to repay excess unemployment benefits that they received in the
past. During the six months
ended December 31, 1995, the audit staff prevented about $606,000
in overpayments and
about $172,000 in underpayments to claimants, and identified 261
State employees who owed
about $320,000 in excess benefits.
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