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Paying Overpayments Online FAQs

  1. I have an overpayment of unemployment compensation (UC) benefits. Can I use this site to make payments toward my overpaid balance? If so, how do I proceed?
  2. Can I use this site to make payments to any other state benefits program?
  3. Must I pay the entire amount of the overpayment when I use this site?
  4. What is the “convenience fee?”
  5. If I make regular payments, can I avoid additional interest charges?
  6. If I make regular payments, can I avoid having my federal income tax refund intercepted by the Department of Labor & Industry?
  7. A lien has been filed against me due to the unpaid balance on my overpayment. How can I satisfy the lien?
  8. Must I have a payment agreement to use this site?
  9. Are there any hardship or amnesty programs I could use to reduce my obligation to the Department of Labor & Industry?
  10. When I access the website, it states that I owe a different amount than was given on my most recent billing statement from the Department of Labor & Industry or the amount given on the lien from the Court of Common Pleas. Why is that?
  11. I recently made a payment against my overpayment balance, but the amount due does not reflect my recent payment. Why is that?
 
1. I have an overpayment of unemployment compensation (UC) benefits. Can I use this site to make payments toward my overpaid balance? If so, how do I proceed?
 
Yes, this 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.
 
If you wish to view/pay your overpayment now, please click below:
 
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2. Can I use this site to make payments to any other state benefits program?
 
No, this site is only for claimants who are repaying overpayments of UC benefits.
 
3. Must I pay the entire amount of the overpayment when I use this site?
 
No, you may make partial payments toward your total by specifying the amount you wish to pay when prompted.
 
4. What is the “convenience fee?”
 
A convenience fee of 2% of the payment amount 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 17106-9894. 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 they can take 30 to 60 days to clear and fees are charged for dishonored checks.)
 
 
 
5. If I make regular payments, can I avoid additional interest charges?
 
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.
 
6. If I make regular payments, can I avoid having my federal income tax refund intercepted by the Department of Labor & Industry?
 
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.
 
7. A lien has been filed against me due to the unpaid balance on my overpayment. How can I satisfy the lien?
 
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.
 
8. Must I have a payment agreement to use this site?
 
No. The Department of Labor & Industry does not offer formal payment agreements. You can make a partial payment or pay your balance in full.
 
9. Are there any hardship or amnesty programs I could use to reduce my obligation to the Department of Labor & Industry?
 
No.
 
10. When I access the website, it states that I owe a different amount than was given on my most recent billing statement from the Department of Labor & Industry or the amount given on the lien from the Court of Common Pleas. Why is that?
 
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.
 
11. I recently made a payment against my overpayment balance, but the amount due does not reflect my recent payment. Why is that?
 
Processing of payments against your account balance can take 21 days to appear.
 
 
The information provided on this site does not constitute a determination of eligibility to receive unemployment compensation.