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Overpaid benefits

Produced by Greater Boston Legal Services
Reviewed January 19, 2021

If you got benefits that you did not qualify for, you must repay the money unless you get a waiver.

You can ask for waiver of overpayment if:

  • The overpayment was not your fault. And
  • You used the money for things that were not ordinary expenses, or you gave up other money, such as welfare payments, because you got unemployment benefits.

If you get regular UI, you can also ask for a waiver if your income is less than your expenses.

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