Do I Have To Repay Any Overpayment Of Benefits?

If you are overpaid benefits the Department of Labor will mail you a determination telling you why you were overpaid, what weeks were overpaid and the total amount of the overpayment. You must repay the money immediately. If you cannot repay it all at once, they will work out a payment schedule for you. If the money is not repaid, it could affect future claims for unemployment insurance. In cases of overpayments made because of fraudulent statements you made, the department can press criminal charges.

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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