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Programming errors have overpaid thousands of unemployed Louisians





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Programming errors have overpaid thousands of unemployed Louisians

The Louisiana government admitted this week that due to a technical issue, thousands of unemployed residents had been notified that they were overpaid and had to return the money to Baton Rouge.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) said in a statement Thursday that approximately 7,600 unemployment insurance overpayment notifications were issued earlier this month and that they are working with their supplier to resolve the issue.

The LWC is working to send those affected an “Adjustment Notice”

; to inform them that they do not owe any money to the state government.

“We apologize for any confusion,” said the LWC, adding, “we will continue to work to resolve other outstanding issues.”

The LWC told The Associated Press that the notices had been sent to more than 4,300 people. An email account has been set up exclusively for those dealing with the issue to ask questions of the government.

The LWC did not immediately respond to a request for further comment from The Hill.

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