Policy Documents

CHAPTER 6: Overpayments

US Department of Labor –

This chapter deals with state law provisions that pertain to identifying, establishing, and collecting UIbenefit overpayments. All states’ laws have provisions addressing these matters. A state’s law generally differsin the treatment of overpayments in which the claimant is not at fault and overpayments in which the claimanthas committed fraud or willful misrepresentation, or concealed material facts. In addition, the state laws containprovisions for fines and imprisonment for willfully or intentionally misrepresenting or concealing facts whichare material to a determination concerning the worker’s entitlement to benefits.