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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Benefit Overpayments

An overpayment occurs when you receive Disability Insurance (DI) or Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits for a period of time you were not eligible. When State Disability Insurance (SDI) determines that you were overpaid, the SDI office will send you a form in the mail which explains the reason for the overpayment.

It is important that you complete and return all information requests. If it is determined that you were overpaid and the overpayment cannot be waived, you must return the overpaid benefits.

Benefit payments issued after an overpayment is established may be reduced by 25 to 100 percent to collect the overpayment. You will receive a Notice of Overpayment Offset (DE 826) if a reduction is taken for a DI, PFL, or Unemployment Insurance overpayment.