Overpayments and Forfeitures


If you are paid more UI benefits than you are eligible to receive for any week(s), you will be notified in writing that you have been overpaid. The amount of the overpayment will be automatically deducted from any later UI payment(s) that are payable to you.

If you are not currently claiming benefits or if you stop claiming before the overpayment is repaid, send a check or money order payable to Unemployment Insurance to the following address:

Unemployment Insurance
PO Box 7888
Madison, WI  53707-7888


Forfeitures are a loss of future UI benefits from 1, 3, or 5 times your weekly benefit rate for each week of fraud or act of concealment. You will be told the amount of the forfeiture penalty on a written determination (Form UCB-20) and the forfeiture amount will be deducted from UI benefits payable after the determination is issued.

If you have questions regarding forfeitures, call call a Claims Specialist.

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