April 27, 2021

Overpaid in unemployment benefits? You can apply for a waiver to keep it

Overpaid in unemployment benefits? You can apply for a waiver to keep it


If you received more benefits than you were supposed to, the state might let you keep it.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity shared unemployment updates Tuesday and included a criteria for claimants who could be eligible to keep overpayments from the federal government.

Federal Overpayment Waiver

  • Eligible claimants who are currently receiving federal Reemployment Assistance benefits may be eligible to receive an overpayment waiver for overpayments established on their claims
  • At this time, CONNECT has been updated to implement a waiver form for newly established overpayments for claimants receiving PUA and PEUC benefits
  • The overpayment waiver for MEUC, FPUC, and LWA benefits will be available to claimants soon
  • The overpayment waiver will not be available for state Reemployment Assistance benefits
  • Eligible claimants must meet the following criteria to quality to receive an overpayment waiver:
  • The claimant must not be at fault for the creation of the overpayments; and
    Recovery of the overpayment would be contrary to equity and good conscience
  • For more information about the federal Overpayment Waiver, click here

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