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Overpayments & Refunds

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If you receive any unemployment benefits to which you are not entitled, you will be required to repay those benefits, otherwise known as “overpayments.” A determination notice will be sent to you explaining the reason for your overpayment. Also, a notice will be sent to you stating the amount you were overpaid.

If you receive an overpayment notice, there are a few options: 

  • Make a payment(s) using our online system. (Credit cards and e-checks are accepted; some fees may apply. One-time and recurring payments are also available.) You can also contact the Benefit Payment Control Office at 609-376-5945 to set up a payment plan, or mail a check to: Bureau of Benefit Payment Control, Refund Processing Section, PO Box 951, Trenton NJ 08625-0951. 
  • Appeal your determination by following the instructions on the bottom of the notice of overpayment (Form B189 - instructions are also here). Appeals are time-sensitive.
  • Request to waive overpayment. Waiver requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. (Rules and application processes differ depending on whether the overpayments were from federal or state benefits).