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 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.