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Unemployment Benefits Update

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(Jefferson City) The state Labor Department has begun mailing notices to Missourians eligible to apply to have their overpayments of unemployment benefits forgiven.

During a legislative hearing this year, the state testified about 46 thousand Missourians were given too much in jobless aid totaling more than 150 million dollars in 2020.

The provision applies to overpayments for the weeks ending February 8th, 2020 through June 12th, 2021, under certain federal pandemic programs.

Extra payments from regular state unemployment insurance,

Extended Benefits, and claimant fraud are not eligible.

The state will resume collection activities in August for any overpayment that is not eligible.

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