What Will Happen If I Receive An Overpayment?

If you receive benefits to which you are not entitled, you will be liable for repayment of such amount. Any overpayment of benefits, if not repaid, will be recorded and any future benefits you are entitled to receive will be used to offset this overpayment. A disqualification of up to 52 weeks could be assessed for filing fraudulent claims. Also, the issuance of a collection warrant and garnishment of future wages may be done in order to recover overpayments. Anyone making a false statement or withholding facts to increase or obtain benefits to which he is not entitled is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both.

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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