FAQs – Overpayments
I just received a Notice of Overpayment (DE 1444). Can someone explain it to me?
A Notice of Overpayment is mailed to claimants who have been paid benefits they were not eligible to receive. The notice shows the amount of overpayment and penalties, if any. In addition, the notice explains why you were overpaid and provides information about your appeal rights.
Contact EDD for a more complete explanation.
How can I pay my benefit overpayment?
You may make your payment by mail, by phone, or online. Review the How to Pay Benefit Overpayments page for specific details.
Why is my State income tax refund check being taken by EDD to repay an overpayment?
A UI claim was filed and benefits paid using your Social Security number. Benefits should not have been paid and an overpayment occurred. The income tax refund is being taken to repay this overpayment. If you did not file a UI claim, contact the Department immediately. A fraudulent UI claim may have been filed using your identity information.
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