I had accumulated an overpayment of employment benefits by claiming while having a temp position. My federal and state tax refunds were offsetting to go towards the amount owed. And now my unemployment benefits have been taking. I have no other source of income and can't file for Public assistance because I'm on record as earning unemployment benefits but not actually getting it .
YES. New York State is permitted to offset overpayments made to you. You are not "earning" unemployment benefits, for purposes of receiving public assistance; however, your records indicate that you had wrongfully received UE benefits and that there is a balance outstanding.
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