Kentuckians who were overpaid unemployment benefits may not have to pay them back

Waiver available to avoid repaying excess jobless benefits
Waiver may let Kentuckians keep unemployment overpayments
Waiver may let Kentuckians keep unemployment overpayments(WBKO)
Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 10:51 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Thousands of Kentuckians can now apply for a waiver that could clear them from having to repay the overpayments included in their unemployment benefits.

The Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance says it has mailed notices to about 14,000 unemployment claimants. They were identified as having been overpaid in 2020. The state agency says the notice letters inform claimants how much they were overpaid and provide instructions on how to apply for the waiver, either online or by completing an enclosed form. Claimants have 30 days from the date postmarked on the letter to apply for the waiver.

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