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If unemployment makes a mistake should i have to pay??

So my husband got fired and he applied for unemployment. They qualified him(even though in his job they told him he might not qualify). they paid him for a couple of months till now he has a job, and just the other day a letter came home that they overpayed him, so now he has to pay them and its like 1000 and something, we defenetly dont have that. so what should we do?? can we do a claim saying that we shouldnt pay because they made amistake or should we just pay???

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Cristy-1208

Asked by Cristy-1208 at 12:07 PM on May. 12, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:09 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • Yes you should have to pay no matter how bad it sucks. It says when you applied that if an over payment occurs you have to pay it back. They figure you should keep track of what you get and know whats what. I wouldn't tangle with them to much. It is uncle sam after all...

    lostshel

    Answer by lostshel at 12:17 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • You are going on the assumption that the government takes responsibility for its mistakes.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 12:36 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • Depends on the laws in your state. He needs to go to EDD. California law as cited above may have no bearing on Florida. In CA, if the state makes a mistake you may not have to pay (although these days, I wouldn't count on that).
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:45 PM on May. 12, 2009

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