What Is The Penalty For Making A False Statement?

Under Ohio law, an applicant will be disqualified if he/she has "knowingly and willfully misrepresented material facts with the intent to receive benefits." The law also provides for fines or imprisonment (or both) for obtaining benefits to which an applicant is not entitled.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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