Do PA UC benefits have to be returned if you lose an appeal?

In Pennsylvania, if you began receiving unemployment benefits and the employer appeals, you may be wondering if you have to repay your UC benefits if you lose the appeal.

In PA, if the eligibility determination granting you UC benefits is reversed, you will have to repay the benefits you received only if you were paid benefits through your own fault. If UC payments were made and you are not at fault for that, you do not have to repay your UC benefits, but your the amount you were overpaid will be deducted from future benefits that you may receive.

When completing the questionnaire when applying for unemployment benefits, answer each question truthfully and honestly to the best of your knowledge. One of the few circumstances where the Department of Labor will ask for you to return your unemployment benefits is if the employee knowingly submitted false information in order to obtain unemployment compensation.

If you have any questions about PA UC law, call (484) 362-9286.

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