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Old 11-03-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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I would like to tell you what happened to me and hope that you some advice.
I live in Pennsylvania. I was employed in New Jersey until I was laid off in July 2009. I was receiving the maximum benefit.
I worked part time as an adjunct professor at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. When that job ended, I got a part-time job as a personal trainer at the YMCA in Kennett, Pa.
My benefits from New Jersey continued.
In February I was told by New Jersey that I was overpaid $10,517. Officials there could not effectively explain what happened.
But Pennsylvania unemployment officials said that I was eligible for Pa. benefits starting Oct. 3, 2010.
So, I start getting benefits from Pa. and a portion of that payment is going toward the overpayment from New Jersey.
This month I am eligible for another 25 weeks of Pa. unemployment. I talk to Pa. officials about sending part of the benefit payment to New Jersey for the overpayment. They tell me I have to talk with New Jersey. I talk with New Jersey and they tell me I have to talk with Pa.
Meanwhile, I get a bill from New Jersey to set up payments for the overpayment, which is now $8,851. They want $208 a month. I barely make that in a week from my part-time job.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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In February I was told by New Jersey that I was overpaid $10,517. Officials there could not effectively explain what happened.
To me, that's the important part. What do you mean they couldn't effectively explain? Are you sure that they did overpay you? Does their calculation make sense to you? If they can't prove that you were in fact overpaid, why would you pay them a dime?
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: NJ
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To me, that's the important part. What do you mean they couldn't effectively explain? Are you sure that they did overpay you? Does their calculation make sense to you? If they can't prove that you were in fact overpaid, why would you pay them a dime?
Yep. It should be pretty easy to calculate what they should have given you. If they are saying they paid too much it can only be one of two things. They either paid you for longer than they should have or they paid you too much each week. Do your own calculation and figure out if they did indeed pay you too much.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:49 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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If they did overpay you, contact them and make arrangements to pay smaller payments.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:40 AM
 
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Did you tell them about your part time jobs so they could deduct that amount from your checks? If not and they found out you were working, that would prompt the overpayment claims. When you work part time, you get partial unemployment, if they didn't know you had a job and paid you full unemployment you do owe them the difference.
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