Overpayment Waiver Application

Waiver of Federal Benefits Overpayments


The CARES Act, CAA, and ARPA provide states the ability to waive recovery of PUA, PEUC, FPUC, MEUC, and Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) overpayments in the event the overpayments were established through no fault of the claimant and the recovery of the overpayment would be against equity and good conscience. 

To apply for a waiver of overpayment, you must complete the Waiver of Overpayment application by July 31, 2021, or within 30 days of the notice of overpayment, whichever is later. Pursuant to federal law, NDOL’s decision on the waiver is final and may not be appealed. 

Applicants will be required to provide the following:

  • 2019 and 2020 tax returns and/or Schedule C (Instructions for uploading documents in NEworks are included on the waiver application form.
  • Monthly gross income (before deductions)
  • Monthly expenses
  • Why you believe you are not at fault for the overpayment
  • Why you believe it’s unfair for you to pay back the overpayment

Complete the form below if you wish to apply for a waiver of overpayment. Failure to provide the information requested in this application will result in the denial of your request to waive your overpayment. This form DOES NOT apply to regular state unemployment benefits. Applications are due July 31, 2021 or within 30 days of the notice of overpayment, whichever is later. 

Click Here to Apply for an Overpayment Waiver