Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 44
Employment Security — Benefits

R.I. Gen. Laws 28-44-40

 28-44-40.  Payment of benefits pending appeal.

(a) If an appeal is filed by an employer, benefits shall be paid to an eligible claimant until that employer's appeal is finally determined. If the employer's appeal is finally sustained, no further benefits shall be paid to the claimant during any remaining portion of the disqualification period. Any benefits paid or payable to that claimant shall not be recoverable unless it is established to the satisfaction of the director that the erroneous payment was the result of fraud committed by the claimant.

(b) If, beginning on or after October 1, 2013, the director establishes that an erroneous payment was made to a claimant due to fraud committed by the claimant, this shall result in a recoverable overpayment and that individual shall also be liable to pay penalties and interest required under 28-42-68(a) and 28-42-68(c) for those erroneous payments.

History of Section.
P.L. 1936, ch. 2333, 8; P.L. 1937, ch. 2556, 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 284, 8; P.L. 1940, ch. 812, 6; P.L. 1949, ch. 2175, 1; P.L. 1956, ch. 3663, 1; G.L. 1956, 28-44-40; P.L. 1958 (s.s.), ch. 215, 3; P.L. 2013, ch. 120, 2; P.L. 2013, ch. 130, 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 102, 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 112, 1.