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.
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