In New Jersey, an electronic system is used to monitor the information you put on your application for benefits. The state makes sure that you:
are not collecting welfare from another state
have a valid Social Security number
are not employed and earning income that you did not report
are not collecting unemployment
There are penalties for knowingly providing false or inaccurate information, including: being ineligible for future benefits; having to pay back to the state any money you were not eligible to receive; and criminal charges.