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If you were overpaid by the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), you will need to pay back the extra money or benefits you received. This keeps Oregon’s benefits programs fair for everyone.
Need help? See our frequently asked questions or contact us.
DON'T REPAY UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS HEREIf you got a notice of overpayment from the Oregon Employment Department,
visit their website or call 800-553-5396. Don't use the links on this page.
There are several ways to make payments, including monthly payment plans.
payment: ODHS Overpayment Recovery UnitPO Box 3496Portland, OR 97208
You can set up a monthly payment plan. Call us at
800-273-0548 to get started.
There are a few different ways overpayments can happen.
This happens when staff don't enter changes that you reported, and you keep getting benefits based on outdated information.
This happens when you or your representative accidentally don't provide correct or complete information. It can also happen if you or your representative accidentally don't report changes to your income, household, other benefits, employment status, lump-sum payments or receipt of property that would directly affect your eligibility for benefits.
A fraud overpayment happens if you intentionally (on purpose):
There are several ways to repay an overpayment:
Yes. Federal and state laws require
liable individuals to repay overpayments. You must pay back the money even if it was not your fault or you didn't know you were being overpaid.
If you don’t make timely payments, your paycheck could be reduced (garnished). Money could also be taken from your bank account and/or a lien could be added to your property.
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