Sample "Unemployment Overpayment Appeal Letter"

An Unemployment Overpayment Appeal Letter is a formal document drafted by the former employee who was informed about the excessive amount of unemployment benefits they were granted. Often a former employer files the appeal to contest the unemployment compensation the person they fired is entitled to or the department or service in charge of distributing benefits reconsiders their decision or miscalculates the payment. Unless you agree with the statements in the notice of overpayment sent to you by the local department of labor or employment service, you may prepare an appeal to keep the benefits you were provided with.

If you choose to ignore the overpayment issue, your actions may be regarded fraudulent and further unemployment assistance might be denied, so file this document as soon as you can - generally, you have between seven and fourteen days from the day the notice of overpayment was delivered to you. Download an Unemployment Overpayment Appeal Letter Sample through the link below.

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How to Write an Appeal Letter for Unemployment Overpayment?

Here is how you need to compose an Unemployment Overpayment Appeal Letter:

  1. Greet the recipient, identify yourself, and indicate the number and/or the date of the overpayment notice you have received.
  2. Refer to the situation described in the notice. Explain why you believe the decision to request the unemployment compensation back is wrong - for instance, the calculations were off, the documents you have attached to the original application were misread, or your former employer's appeal in order to reduce the amount of benefits contains errors.
  3. Note that the burden of proving you actually owe unemployment benefits to the employment service that sent them to you is on this service so you are not responsible for taking extra steps to defend yourself. If the original notice does not have any proper reasoning that would explain the overpayment, you can ask for an adequate response before defending your interests.
  4. Add your contact information to be able to receive a reply from the employment office. Sign and date the document. Send it the way you received a notice - either by certified mail or e-mail.

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Sample Unemployment Overpayment
Appeal Letter
From:​ John Smith
123 Main Street
San Francisco, California 94122
Home: 415-555-0000
Cell: 415-555-0000
[​
D ate​
]
To Whom It May Concern,
Hopefully, after reviewing the chronology of my case you’ll agree with me that the
correct start date for my benefits is [​
D ate​
] and that there has not been an overpayment.
I was let go so the owner’s fiance could take my job. At that time he said he’d give me
two weeks severance pay and would not fight my unemployment. Both statements
turned out not to be true. I applied for unemployment benefits online. In response to
the question about severance pay, I acknowledged the two-week severance I’d been
promised making my benefits start date [​
D ate​
] .
I received your letter denying my unemployment and allowing me to appeal that
decision. I provided you with the details of my dismissal in appeal. Based on the
information I provided you reversed your original decision and awarded the benefit. I
was provided a new application form and when asked about severance I answered
‘none’ because by then the owner had changed his mind. I knew that being a salaried
employee I couldn’t compel him to pay.
Based on that change my start date was [​
D ate​
] which is when my benefits began. No
overpayment. Just broken promises creating confusion.
Please inform me of your decision by replying to this letter by registered mail or by
email at ​
e mail@example.com​
.
Sincerely,
John Smith
[​
S ignature​
]
© ​
T EMPLATEROLLER.COM
Sample Unemployment Overpayment
Appeal Letter
From:​ John Smith
123 Main Street
San Francisco, California 94122
Home: 415-555-0000
Cell: 415-555-0000
[​
D ate​
]
To Whom It May Concern,
Hopefully, after reviewing the chronology of my case you’ll agree with me that the
correct start date for my benefits is [​
D ate​
] and that there has not been an overpayment.
I was let go so the owner’s fiance could take my job. At that time he said he’d give me
two weeks severance pay and would not fight my unemployment. Both statements
turned out not to be true. I applied for unemployment benefits online. In response to
the question about severance pay, I acknowledged the two-week severance I’d been
promised making my benefits start date [​
D ate​
] .
I received your letter denying my unemployment and allowing me to appeal that
decision. I provided you with the details of my dismissal in appeal. Based on the
information I provided you reversed your original decision and awarded the benefit. I
was provided a new application form and when asked about severance I answered
‘none’ because by then the owner had changed his mind. I knew that being a salaried
employee I couldn’t compel him to pay.
Based on that change my start date was [​
D ate​
] which is when my benefits began. No
overpayment. Just broken promises creating confusion.
Please inform me of your decision by replying to this letter by registered mail or by
email at ​
e mail@example.com​
.
Sincerely,
John Smith
[​
S ignature​
]
© ​
T EMPLATEROLLER.COM