INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The state of Indiana is highlighting a process allowing unemployment recipients to skip paying back any overpayments.
- CLICK HERE for the overpayment waiver form in English
- CLICK HERE for the overpayment waiver form in Spanish
The unemployment payback demands have been the focus of a series of I-Team 8 stories.
Surrounding states, including Ohio and Kentucky, have highlighted programs that allow residents to avoid being forced to repay some unemployment benefits.
A Department of Workforce Development spokesperson says Indiana has a similar process in place this year, including federal pandemic unemployment payments.
The overpayments can be waived under the following conditions:
- Benefits were received without fault of the individual
- Benefits were paid during a pending appeal where recipient was later declared ineligible, or by error of the department or employer
- Repayment would cause the individual economic hardship
The form must be returned to the Department of Workforce Development by mail or fax.
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