Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
I was overpaid unemployment benefits of about $8,200, they want it back plus a 50% penalty. They want me to call to setup a payent plan. I have a job now, but can't make large payments, i.e, I can afford 100-150 per month. DO I have any alternatives? I will probably not qualify for a waiver, since this is my fault, I deducted expenses weekly ($100 for gas a week.). THanks. Response: You should request for a waiver first even if you think that you may not qualify. You would not know unless you apply. Then, if you are turned down, you have to set a payment plan. Payment plans are set up in either for 36 months or 24 months period. 36-months installment is for no fraudulent overpayments, while 24-months installment is for fraudulent overpayment. The monthly payment amount is based on the overpayment amount and the number of months scheduled for the repayment. So, under 36-months payment plan, your payment would be roughly $228.00 ($8,200.00/36) a month and under 24-months payment plan, your payments would be roughly $342.00 ($8,200.00/24) a month. Click here for more information.