null General Questions

How can I avoid collection or recovery activity against me?

Keeping your Overpayment Account at a zero balance is the best method to avoid collection or recovery activity. Making an obvious effort to reduce the balance in a reasonable and timely fashion is a good alternative.

How does bankruptcy influence overpayments?

Bankruptcy may not change your obligations related to your overpayment account. Overpayment balances are subject to recoupment or off-set including benefit off-set post-bankruptcy. Overpayment balances may prevent future Unemployment Insurance benefits. 

Will an overpayment balance influence my credit report?

KDOL does not supply overpayment balances or related information to credit reporting agencies. Some recovery processes are public records available to credit reporting agencies and the general public.

Are Overpayment repayments tax deductions?

It depends. You should consult with your tax advisor or tax preparation service. Because UI benefits are generally income, it may be that UI benefit repayments would provide a deduction on income tax returns when repaying prior reported income in the tax year of the repayment.