There are Negatives that come with Receiving a Double Payment
Video Transcribed: Hi, my name’s Krystie. I’m with the Oklahoma Unemployment Experts and I’m the paralegal, and I got a question that I’ve gotten this numerous times and I figured it’d be a good time to answer it.
So, I got a double payment today. Is that normal? Will I be in trouble because of it and will I lose my unemployment?
If you get a double payment you need to contact unemployment immediately, because if you spend that money and it’s not yours, you will be issued to pay it back plus interest. So let’s say I was to get a $300 weekly payment and they put $600 in there instead.
I’d contact unemployment and say, “Hey, you guys put a double payment in there. What would you like me to do? Do I need to skip next week or do you guys want to take that money out of my account to pay that back?”
So you have to contact unemployment immediately and make sure that’s done as soon as you see it.
I’ve seen this numerous times where money has been distributed twice and the client had to pay for it.
So, don’t let that happen to you. Contact unemployment if you get a double payment, so therefore you won’t get in trouble for fraud or any mistakes like that.
If you have any further questions, feel free to go to our site at Oklahoma Unemployment Experts or contact our office at (918)932-2800. Thanks.