Overpayments FAQs

If you have an overpayment, it means that the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) has determined that you obtained Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in excess of the amount that might otherwise have applied. There can be several causes of overpayment but the most common is a determination, at a hearing or an appeal, that you were not qualified to receive UI benefits which had already been provided to you. Overpayments can also be due to fraudulent UI claims.

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.