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Learn About Overpayment Waivers

If you have an overpayment of unemployment benefits, you may complete a Request for a Waiver of Overpayment application. Learn about your rights and how to apply.


 

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Your right to request an overpayment waiver

If you have an overpayment of unemployment benefits, you may complete a Request for a Waiver of Overpayment application by logging in to your UI Online account at https://uionline.detma.org/Claimant/Core/Login.ASPX. You can call (617) 626-6800 to have a Request for a Waiver of Overpayment application mailed to you.

You can apply for a waiver of overpayment at any time.  If you apply for a waiver, we will not take action to collect on your overpayment until we make a decision on your waiver request. 

How to apply for a waiver

It is important that you either file the application online or call to ask for DUA to send you a copy. The DUA application has bar-coded information that assists us in processing your application.

Reasons an overpayment waiver may be granted

DUA has authority to waive an overpayment if:

  • The overpayment was not your fault; and
  • Your income is less than your expenses; or
  • You used the money for things that were not ordinary expenses, like paying off a debt; or
  • You gave up other money (such as welfare payments) because you got unemployment benefits; or
  • You receive certain income-eligible benefits such as TANF or similar benefits.

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