State audit finds some who lost jobs to COVID-19 paid too little, others, too much, in April

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state audit discovered that an unknown number of unemployed people in Wisconsin received an insufficient amount, or too much, in benefits from the state Department of Workforce Development in late April, according to a Legislative Audit Bureau release.
The errors came as the department worked to process additional money in federal aid to help those who suddenly lost work because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The audit bureau said the DWD should determine how many people were sent incorrect amounts and how much, then report back by Aug. 14.
The department is implementing all of the audit’s recommendations, said DWD Secretary Caleb Frostman.

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