As the Department of Economic Security has kept an Arizona woman's account under review for months, she's had to drain her retirement account to get by during the pandemic.
Due to a 50-week cap on unemployment benefits, thousands of Arizonans will be losing benefits unless the new Biden Administration acts quickly to extend the aid.
Arizonans are now getting a maximum of $540 a week in unemployment benefits thanks to lawmakers passing a COVID-19 relief bill.
As Americans await another round of stimulus payments, those who are unemployed are also expecting a bump in benefits as well -- but the timing of the president's signature may have actually cost the state millions of dollars.
All five Republicans in a joint legislative committee voted against auditing Arizona’s unemployment system. FOX 10's Steve Nielsen has more.
The Department of Economic Security released records to FOX 10 after a request made six months ago, showing internal reviews ended in March.
While the Dept. of Economic Security in Arizona tries to combat fraudulent accounts, real accounts were closed in the process and residents are feeling "punished."
Despite the unemployment rate in Arizona not improving by much, there's no word on help for residents after the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance ends in December.
In an effort to prevent further fraud, the Arizona Dept. of Economic Security will require unemployment recipients to prove their identities.
Did you receive an unemployment overpayment letter from the Department of Economic Security? Here's what it means.
After months-long investigations into unemployment fraud cases in Arizona, the Department of Economic Security announced arrests have been made.
Another case of unemployment fraud within the Department of Economic Security is hitting home for one Valley resident.
An Arizona man says he is paying for the mistake made by the Department of Economic Security, claiming he was signed up to extend his unemployment benefits, and now owes money to the state.
As Arizona's Department of Economic Security tackles fraudulent claims, real residents' accounts are impacted.
When identity thieves flooded Arizona's unemployment system, it led to a lot of problems and money lost, but the state says it's made big strides in cracking down on criminals.
The $300 additional weekly jobless payments have come to an end in Arizona - and residents across the state are starting to feel the consequences.
If a new bill is not passed and federal funds do run out by Sept. 14, unemployed Arizonans will only receive the state benefit of $243 a week.
For thousands of Arizonans on the unemployment backlog, time is running out for them to get their finances figured out before the increased $300 payments end. One man's account was finally accepted days after an interview with FOX 10.
The $300 of extra money people were receiving for unemployment could be running out soon and thousands of Arizonans are struggling. FOX 10's Matt Galka is in Casa Grande where the situation is getting dire for one woman.
Department of Economic Security Director Michael Wisehart said Arizonans getting the extra pay on top of the regular $240 per week unemployment benefit for the past month will get that cash this week and possibly next - but it may not last any longer.