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Hello. I am another expert here at Just Answer. There is an appeal process that you can apply to have the overpayment waived IF the overpayment was not your fault and there was no fraud or misrepresentation involved. You only have 20 days to appeal the assessment of the overpayment, so you MUST do so quickly. I am attaching an internet link to the Employment Law Center -- this is a page that has a good deal of information on applying for a waiver of the overpayment in California. http://las-elc.org/factsheets/ui-overpayment.html
Waivers are not easily granted -- however, there has been a tremendous amount of confusion with payments and claims in all 50 states due to the extended benefits programs instituted by the federal government over the last year or so and all of the states are making more and more mistakes, so you may have a shot at it.
I hope that this helps you!
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