Hayley Marsh August 31, 2021 Letter
It’s important to remember that when you receive a notification that your unemployment benefits have been overpaid, you must file an appeal letter for unemployment overpayments within 10 to 15 days at the latest.
Appeals are made in writing and addressed to your state’s department of labor by fax, post, and are allowed in person at the office. Make sure that before the letter is sent, all the required forms must be complete.
It is a formal letter written by an individual/ex-employee after receiving notification that there has been an overpayment of his or her unemployment benefits. In some cases, former employers take the step of filing an appeal to reconsider the decision on unemployment compensation due to a miscalculation of payments.
On the other hand, former employees are also entitled to take the same route, filing an appeal in order to maintain the amount of the allowance. Showing a disregard for an overpayment letter can result in rejection of further unemployment assistance, and may even be considered an act of fraud.
Therefore, it would be wise if the former employee immediately followed up the notification of the overpayment by submitting a document to the competent department in charge of this matter.
An appeal letter for unemployment overpayment can be made by following the explanation below as a basis for guidance:
1. Start by greeting the recipient, then continue by stating the full name and address along with the number and date of issue of the overpayment notification letter.
2. Carefully understand the explanation of the situation in the notification letter, then make a convincing explanation that the decision to return unemployment compensation is wrong.
3. Include contact information with the aim of smooth communication with the employment office.
4. Sign it and include the date the letter was written.
5. The letter document is sent in the same way when the notification letter was received, it can be in the form of an email or an official letter via post.