Missouri Lawmakers Move To Block Labor Department's Pursuit Of Unemployment Refunds
The Missouri Department of Labor is asking recipients for reimbursement of unemployment compensation it mistakenly paid out in 2020.
The state's Department of Labor is now telling those who it believes were overpaid to give the funds back. Problem is, most of those who received the money have long since used it for its intended purpose. In addition, the federal government included a provision in the CARES Act allowing states to waive collecting overpayments. Bipartisan support exists to stop the department's collection efforts.