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If we pay you unemployment benefits that you were not eligible to receive, that is an overpayment. You must repay those benefits even if you were not at fault for the overpayment. If you commit unemployment fraud, you must pay back benefits you were not entitled to receive plus a 15 percent penalty on benefits you fraudulently received.
Examples of what can cause an overpayment:
If you have received an overpayment, we will mail you a Decision on Payment of Unemployment Benefits letter explaining the reason for your overpayment, what weeks were overpaid and the amount of money you must repay. You have the right to appeal that decision. For more information, go to Introduction to Unemployment Benefits Appeals.
If you are still requesting unemployment benefits, continue to submit biweekly payment requests. We will apply each eligible payment toward reducing your overpayment. You must repay all of your overpayment before we can pay you any further benefits. Additional payments should be mailed to the TWC address provided below.
You can repay your overpayment by mailing a check or money order payable to TWC to the following address. Include your Social Security number with the payment.
TWC Revenue & Trust Management
PO Box 149352
Austin, TX 78714-9352
If you cannot repay the entire amount at once, call TWC at 512-936-3338 to ask if you can set up a repayment plan.
It is important for you to promptly repay an overpayment because:
If you have an overpayment in another state, the other state can ask us to send your benefits to them until the overpayment is paid. If you have an overpayment in Texas and receive benefits from another state, we can ask that state to recover the money for us.
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