Do You Have to Pay Back Unemployment Benefits

Asked in Bethel Park, PA , on Jan 16, 2014

If a person was deemed eligible initially in Pennsylvania for Unemployment Compensation but the employer appealed and the Unemployment Compensation Service Center reversed the decision. This person was terminated related to a work policy violation. The decision was based on a policy of progressive discipline and willful misconduct.

Answered on Jan 16, 2014

Much depends on the circumstances, but you could be required to repay UC for an overpayment. There are two types of overpayments, fault based and nonfault based. You may be required to actually pay back a fault based overpayment, whereas a nonfault based overpayment may be deducted from future UC in a particular time period. What is going on specifically in you case depends on the facts. Good luck.