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Did you get a letter from Department of Unemployment Assistance that says that your “overpayment was not due to a misrepresentation of facts”?

If you got this letter, the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) decided a while ago that the Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits you got were because of a “misrepresentation of facts.” They said that you must pay the UI money back with 12% interest.

The letters the DUA just sent out, like the one above, say the DUA was wrong to say you misrepresented facts. Now, the DUA says they will not charge you interest on the amount of benefits you need to pay back.   

If you got this letter and would like help in understanding your situation, contact Margaret Monsell at Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, [email protected] or (617) 357-0700. If you can, please email before you call. Provide as much detail as you can about your letter.

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Created October 2012

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