What is an "overpayment?"
Overpayments of unemployment benefits occur when claimants are paid benefits that are later denied. If the denial includes deductions for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or child support, you must repay the benefits you received plus the amount deducted. If you receive more benefits than you are entitled to, we will send you a decision with an Overpayment Assessment, which will say how much you owe. If you have questions regarding why you were overpaid, please contact the Claim Center at 1-800-318-6022, choose option 7 and then option 8.