At Pershing Square Law, our attorneys can help with many situations, and that includes Pandemic Unemployment Assistance overpayments. Access to unemployment benefits helps many people who are out of work maintain a stable life while they search for new employment. When the pandemic hit in 2020, its impact was felt in many ways, including through the workforce. With so many jobs affected by the pandemic, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) created a way for individuals to earn unemployment in the face of these unique circumstances. However, like any unemployment benefit payment, issues may occur that could require a PUA overpayment appeal.
When the Employment Development Department (EDD) claims an overpayment, it simply means they’re saying you were paid benefits in excess of what you were owed, and you must pay back the excess amount. Although the explanation is simple, the experience is often stressful and laborious. Luckily, your PUA overpayment notice may not be accurate, and you may actually have the approved information for earning PUA benefits. So how do you begin taking the right legal steps to keep what you’re owed?
If you suspect there is an issue with the EDD’s claim, a PUA overpayment lawyer will help you put the right plan into action. Navigating PUA overpayment appeals requires careful attention to each step and a strong understanding of the topic, which is why attorneys specialize in this field. You don’t need a law degree yourself to successfully appeal when the EDD wrongfully claims a PUA overpayment. Before and during the appeal hearing, our team will be by your side to help you avoid making payments that you don’t need to.
If you need assistance from a PUA overpayment lawyer, call Pershing Square Law for a free consultation. Our team provides Californians with the help they need to navigate overpayment issues as well as short-term disability benefits appeals and more appeal processes with clarity and accuracy.