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Nebraska Recovering Unemployment Debt


The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) has implemented a program to recover millions in unemployment insurance debts owed by current and former Nebraska residents.

Nearly 14,000 individuals were sent letters requesting that they pay back benefits they received due to fraud or wage reporting errors. If they do not, their debts will be transferred to the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), which allows the US Department of the Treasury to reduce or withhold their federal income tax refunds up to the amount of the debts owed.

“The NDOL has a track record of collecting overpayments and we have b...

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