If you or one of your clients received a non-fraud unemployment overpayment at no fault of your own, you are eligible to request a waiver to prevent you from repaying those funds. Money will also be returned to claimants who already repaid an overpayment but qualify for the waiver.
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services officials have begun notifying individuals, by U.S. mail or electronically, who are potentially eligible for the waiver and are providing them with detailed instructions for how to apply. Later this summer, once system programming is complete, the waiver applications will be reviewed, and approved waivers, honored.
Notifications are being sent to claimants in the traditional unemployment program and the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. If approved, all portions of overpayments could be waived, including the supplemental weekly $600 and $300 payments that were previously available as a result of federal stimulus legislation.
Those who received Trade, SharedWork Ohio, and other types of unemployment benefits may also be eligible for waiver.
Information in this article was provided by The Hannah Report.