Texas Seeks $32M In Overpaid Unemployment Benefits

Chris Fox
July 07, 2020 - 5:45 am

    The Texas Workforce Commission says it’s owed more than $32 million in overpayment to over 46,000 Texans who have become unemployed since March.

    The Agency is required by State law to recoup the money and has sent notices.

    The Commission believes the majority of errors were caused by incorrect information on unemployment claims leading to higher payments.

    Those receiving notices can appeal the charge.

    If the overpayment error was the state's fault, you don't have to pay if back that's thanks to a court order that dates back to 1978. 

    Those found guilty of fraud could be forced to pay a 15% penalty on top of the money owed.