DOL says many New Yorkers received unemployment insurance overpayment

DOL says many New Yorkers received unemployment insurance overpayment Photo: File photo, News10NBC.

WHECTV
Created: April 16, 2021 07:04 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Late Friday afternoon, the New York State Department of Labor sent out emails saying that many people received a duplicate payment back in April or May of 2020 by mistake and now, under federal law, they required to recover it.

Those who are impacted will receive a letter in the mail with more information, including instructions on how to request an appeal or waiver for the state to forgive the overpayment due to financial hardship.

Unless you file a timely request for a hearing or waiver, the Department of Labor will begin recovering payments from furture benefits.  

All unemployment benefits will be reduced by 20% until the overpaid funds are recovered.


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