Q) I was told over 20 years ago that I was paid to much by unemployment and If I ever got unemployment again I would have to pay it back. So would that be in on lump sum or a little taken from each check?
A) Each state governs their unemployment benefit program differently. Please call or visit your local unemployment office and ask how they would withhold funds to pay back your over payment.
Example For California: “If you do not repay your overpayment promptly, EDD can deduct the money owed from your future weekly unemployment or state insurance benefits. This process is referred to as an offset.”http://edd.ca.gov/unemployment/Overpayments.htm
State Unemployment Offices
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