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An overpayment occurs when unemployment benefits are paid and it is later determined that unemployment benefits should not have been paid (not eligible or entitled). These unemployment benefits must be paid back.
Some of the common causes of overpayments include:
If you cannot repay the overpayment in full, contact us for more information about a repayment agreement.
Unemployment Insurance Integrity, Benefit Payment Control
P.O. Box 8789
Denver, CO 80201-8789
303-318-9035 (Denver-metro area)
1-877-464-4622 (outside Denver-metro area)
If you request a waiver of an overpayment, the waiver can only apply to the amount due at the time the request is made. Any part of the debt already recovered cannot be waived and will not be refunded.
Overpayment Waiver Request
What if an overpayment is established while I am still requesting unemployment benefits?
If an overpayment is established while you are requesting unemployment benefits, the overpaid amount is deducted from unemployment payments that you request until the overpayment is paid in full.
The Earnings-Data Request form is mailed to you when your claim for unemployment benefits is being audited. Should you receive this form, we are requesting you provide the hours worked and gross wages paid for the employer(s) listed on the form. You may respond by providing copies of payroll information, check stubs or a written record of all hours worked and wages paid during the audit period. Your prompt response to our request for information assists with a more timely and proper review of your claim.
If you have a current overpayment and are in the process of filing for bankruptcy, please be sure to include Colorado Department of Labor and Employment in your list of creditors. This will allow for proper notification to be sent to us by the bankruptcy court.