State offices and all DLLR physical locations will be closed to the public December 24 & December 25, 2014. However, Unemployment Insurance telephone and Web operations WILL be available on Wednesday, December 24.

DLLR's Division of Unemployment Insurance

 

Unemployment Insurance Repayment Instructions for Furloughed Federal Employees ONLY - Unemployment Insurance Benefits

 

FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ONLY

This notice (PDF document, 28KB, download Adobe Acrobat for free) applies only to federal employees who received Maryland unemployment insurance (UI) benefits during the partial federal government shutdown. If you are not a federal employee furloughed during the recent government shutdown, please disregard this notice.

Included in the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014, P.L. 113-46 was the provision that all federal employees would receive full back pay for the furlough period. As a result of receiving the back pay, the federal furloughed employees were considered to be not unemployed and, therefore, overpaid for all UI benefits received. This notice is included with The Notice of Benefit Overpayment that is being mailed to the individuals who were overpaid.

It is to the benefit of these federal employees to repay the total overpayment amount before the end of 2013. If the overpayment is not repaid in full before December 15, 2013, the individual will receive a 1099 form from DLLR showing the taxable benefits received and any taxes withheld. All child support payments deducted from the UI benefits must also be repaid and these payments were included in the total Notice of Benefit Overpayment amount. To repay the overpayment, claimants are directed to follow one of the instructions below.

Individuals Who Have NOT Withdrawn ANY Funds from the Debit Card or Have NOT Transferred Funds to Personal Accounts

  • If you have not withdrawn any funds from the debit card or have not transferred funds to a personal account, you may request to have the payments reversed.
  • If you had taxes withheld, the taxes will also be reversed.
  • Child support payments cannot be reversed. If these are not repaid, you will receive a 1099 to be included when filing your 2013 taxes.
  • You may request to have the funds reversed regardless of whether or not you still have your debit card.
  • You may print and complete the form at the bottom of this page if you are requesting that the funds be returned to DLLR. The form must be mailed no later than December 15, 2013. Mail the form to the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR), 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 206, Baltimore, MD 21201. You may also send an electronic copy of the form to us at FED.overpayments@maryland.gov.

Individuals Who Have Withdrawn Funds from the Debit Card or Have Transferred Funds to Personal Accounts

  • Please remit a check or money order payable to the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for the entire amount of the overpayment. Be sure to include your social security number on the check/money order and include the overpayment notice included with this notice. Mail the payment and the notice to: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR), P.O. Box 1931, Baltimore, MD 21203-1931.
  • If you spent any or all of the benefits that were placed on your Maryland Unemployment Insurance Debit card, any funds remaining on the debit card cannot be reversed. You must withdraw any funds left on the card and repay the entire amount.
  • If you had taxes withheld, you must repay the entire overpayment. If you repay the entire overpayment before December 15, 2013, you will receive a 1099 that will reflect that no benefits were received, but that taxes were withheld. You will need to include the 1099 when filing your taxes for calendar year 2013 in order to receive a refund of these taxes.
  • Electronic payments may be made using the Official Payment site used by the State of Maryland. Use of the website will require special instructions from us. It also requires a merchant fee of the greater of $1.00 or 2.5% of the amount due when paying by credit card. Please contact us at 410-767-2404, 410-767-2412 or FEDoverpayments@maryland.gov for detailed instructions.

You may call the Benefit Payment Control Unit at 410-767-2404 or the Employer Assistance Unit at 410-767-2412 if you have questions regarding this notice. You may also send us an email message to FEDoverpayments@maryland.gov.

Unemployment Insurance Repayment Instructions for Furloughed Federal Employees ONLY (PDF document, 28KB, download Adobe Acrobat for free)