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UI Benefit Payment Control (BPC) Audits, Overpayments, Fraud and Frequently Asked Questions - Unemployment Insurance

The Benefit Payment Control (BPC) unit promotes and maintains the integrity of the unemployment insurance (UI) program through prevention, detection, investigation, establishment, recovery and prosecution of UI overpayments made to claimants.

Unemployment Insurance Overpayment  

A claimant's eligibility for UI benefits can be subject to adjudication by an agency Specialist. Claimants are sent a Notice of Benefit Determination regarding an employment separation or other eligibility issue. Any decision rendered at this level or subsequent appeal levels may cause an overpayment of UI benefits already awarded. This information - an overpayment - is listed on the Notice of Benefit Determination.

An overpayment occurs when a recipient (claimant) of UI benefits receives a benefit payment for which the claimant is not entitled. The claimant is notified via the Notice of Benefit Overpayment of all benefits that have been erroneously paid and for which repayment is requested.

The following methods are available for claimants to make payments towards their overpayment:

  • Cash, checks and money order payments are accepted at the Maryland Department of Labor building located at 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Submit your payment to a Maryland DOL representative stationed at the in-person kiosks.
  • Check or money order - Please make payable to: Maryland Department of Labor.
    Mail to: P.O. Box 1931, Baltimore, MD 21203;
  • Electronic payment option is available via BEACON;
  • Credit/Debit Card - Convenience fee of 2.5% of payment amount or minimum of $1.00. (Available in BEACON);
  • Pay from Bank Account-Electronic Check - no fee (Available in BEACON).

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