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What does "stop payment indicator" mean?

A stop payment indicator is placed on a claim to prevent payment. This may be related to a variety of different reasons such something dealing with fraud/identity theft or something that may be pending on the claim that needs further review or investigation.

Due to largescale fraud attempts against state unemployment programs across the nation, the UIA has developed additional measures to protect certain claimants by requiring further identity verification and claim eligibility authentication. It is important to note that no personal data from claimants has been stolen from the UIA. If you received a “Stop Payment” notice on your account, detailed instructions have been emailed and mailed to you on how to submit additional identifying information in order to receive your benefits. There is no reason to take further action until you receive the instructions.