> The Missouri Department of Labor is implementing a process for eligible claimants to apply for potential waiver of the recovery of non-fraud federal pandemic program unemployment benefit overpayments, paid under the CARES Act. This is limited to FPUC, PUA, PEUC, MEUC and LWA. Non-fraud overpayments under these CARES Act programs will be eligible for potential waiver even if they have been partially or fully repaid.
Overpayments of Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Extended Benefits (EB), and those resulting from claimant fraud ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR WAIVER OF RECOVERY.
On July 22, 2021, the Department began mailing notices to individuals who may be eligible for potential waiver of recovery. The notice includes information on the eligible overpayments and provides instructions on how to apply for the waiver of recovery. If you are notified of potential eligibility, the application must be received within 30 days from the mail date on the notice.
> After June 12, 2021, the benefits through federal unemployment programs (including FPUC, PUA, PEUC and MEUC) will no longer be available in Missouri. The Division of Employment Security will continue to process any pending weeks claimed through the week ending June 12, 2021, under these federal programs. These weeks will continue to be processed and benefits will be paid if found eligible. Claims representatives do not have additional information at this time.