Sunday, January 15, 2012
Department of Workforce Development Overpays Unemployment Insurance Claimants
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development recently notified state law makers that an error in computer coding resulted in more than 600 unemployment compensation claimants receiving overpayments of about $280, on average. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the overpayment errors: Sixty-two people had overpayments applied to existing balances they owed the agency. Those are in the process of being reversed internally. The remaining 562 will be offered the option of returning the overpayments in installments.