Yes, the UC Claims site can be used to make payments toward an overpayment of UC benefits. You must have your Social Security number and your four-digit UC PIN number to access the site, and you must have a valid credit card to complete the transaction. The charge to your credit card account will be labeled "PA UC Fund" on your financial institution transaction statement.
No, the UC Claims site is only for claimants who are repaying overpayments of UC benefits.
No, you may make partial payments toward your total by specifying the amount you wish to pay when prompted.
A $5.00 convenience fee will be assessed to cover the department's administrative costs. A convenience fee is not charged if you mail a cashier's check, certified check, or money order to:
Office of UC Benefits
UI Payment Services
P.O. Box 67503
Harrisburg, PA 17106-7503
Do not send cash. The check or money order must be made payable to the "PA UC Fund" and must include your name and Social Security number on the front of the check or money order. (Personal checks are accepted but can take 60 to 90 days to clear in our system and fees are charged for dishonored checks.)
No, making partial payments will not stop interest from accruing on a fault overpayment. However, when you make a payment, it will decrease your principal, which will decrease the amount of interest that accrues in the future. When the principal amount is paid off, interest will stop accruing. The remaining interest on your balance must be repaid.
No. Any overpayment of UC or extended unemployment benefits (EB) due to fraud or unreported earnings is eligible for submission to the Treasury Offset Program (TOP). TOP allows the Department of Labor & Industry to intercept a claimant's federal income tax refund and apply the amount toward the overpayment balance. If your balance is eligible for recoupment under TOP, you will receive a notice by mail at least 60 days before the intercept will occur.
In order to satisfy a lien, you must pay your overpayment in full. This balance may include principal, interest, penalties, and lien filing fees. If you intend to pay your balance in full, contact Benefit Payment Control and Benefit Integrity at 717-787-4621 to request an accurate payoff amount.
No. The Department of Labor & Industry does not offer formal payment agreements. You can make a partial payment or pay your balance in full.
There may be discrepancies in the amounts owed due to the recent accrual of interest or decreases due to payments made. You may request an updated balance due from Benefit Payment Control and Benefit Integrity at 717-787-4621. Be sure to keep your credit card statements to confirm your online payments.
Processing of payments against your account balance can take 21 days to appear.