State Says Coding Error Allowed for Unemployment Overpayments

1/14/12 – The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is blaming a computer coding error for overpayments to recipients of unemployment benefits. The claimants reportedly got an average of 280 dollars more than they were supposed to receive. The error was caught after about a week. Most of the people owing the state a refund will be given the option of returning the money in installments. All 626 should receive a notice in the mail soon