Benefits can be a lifeline when you lose your job or find yourself unable to work. However, you might be in a situation where the Employment Development Department (EDD) makes a claim that you received more money than you should have. Learn more about the different types of overpayment cases and what you should do when you face such a situation.
Unemployment Benefit Cases
The EDD may claim overpayment after you collect unemployment insurance. This may happen for various reasons, including inaccuracies you presented when you certified for benefits or you collected benefits while receiving a salary. Even if the EDD mistakenly overpaid you, you will likely be responsible for repaying the amount in question.
Disability or Paid Family Leave Benefit Cases
Two other types of overpayment cases are disability or paid family leave, where you receive assistance due to an injury or illness or you must provide care for a family member. Possible reasons for overpayment in these cases include a healthcare provider’s determination that you are fully capable of going back to your job or that you gave false information when you submitted your wages.
What To Do When This Happens
When the EDD’s notice of potential overpayment arrives, it is crucial to be proactive. Seek out overpayment lawyers to help you respond within the established time frame. Determine if the EDD included a personal financial statement with your notice since it may allow you to receive an overpayment waiver.
If the EDD rejects your request for a waiver, you can appeal the decision, which your attorney can help you with. Legal counsel will give you a better chance of a favorable outcome.
Now that you know the different types of overpayment cases and your options, you’re better equipped to handle this situation. Pershing Square Law Firm specializes in assisting those who have received an overpayment notice from the EDD and want to appeal the decision and dispute fraud claims.