Waiver of Non-Fraud Overpayments
Contact the UI Overpayment Unit at (406) 444-3783 for instructions on requesting a waiver of your overpayment. A waiver cannot be granted in cases of fraud.
|The following will be considered:|
|The reason for the overpayment.|
|Whether repayment of the overpaid amount would cause a long-term financial hardship.|
You need to report all school/training participation to the Claims Processing Center by phone, fax, email or mail. If you take on-line or other courses that do not interfere with your ability or search for work, your eligibility for benefits may not be affected. Training that an employer pays you regular wages to attend is considered work, not school.
If you are planning to attend school or training, you may be able to receive unemployment benefits while participating, if the training improves your employability, provides more stable employment, or increases your earning power. Contact the Claims Processing Center (by phone, fax, e-mail or mail) to see if your planned curriculum may qualify.
If you are in a training program approved by this agency at the time your unemployment benefits run out, you may be eligible to receive additional benefits to finish your training, up to 26 weeks. You must have separated from a declining occupation or a business that reduced or ceased operations, and be enrolled in the training prior to the end of your regular unemployment claim year. You can apply for the additional benefits by contacting the Claims Processing Center by phone, fax, e-mail or mail.
WORKER PROFILING AND REEMPLOYMENT SERVICES
These required programs assist people at risk of exhausting unemployment insurance benefits who may benefit from job search assistance. The Workforce Service Center is the primary provider for Profiling and Reemployment Assistance (REA). If you are selected for either or both of these programs, you will be notified by mail and are required to participate.
Failure to respond to a Profiling or REA letter, or to participate in program activities, could affect your eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits.
Our Benefits Accuracy Measurement (BAM) unit randomly selects and audits claims that have been paid or denied for payment. Audits of claims are done to ensure proper payments and to help locate, correct, and reduce errors in the UI program.
If selected for an audit, you will be sent a questionnaire to complete. You may be asked to verify wages earned and to report work searches made while claiming benefits.
Information you supply regarding your claim will be verified with your employers and third parties associated with your claim. It is very important you return your completed questionnaire and any information requested. If you fail to respond in a timely manner or refuse to cooperate in the audit, you will be denied benefits.