What is the name of your state? TX
My prior employer and I disagreed on whether I was laid off or left voluntarily.
Initially, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) sided with me and over the course of 10 weeks ended up paying me $2900 in unemployment compensation benefits.
My prior employer fought the payment through several commission hearings and rehearings and finally prevailed against me. I had no $ to go further in the court system.
I just started working again (after 5 months of no wages) and have received a letter from the TWC demanding that I repay the $2900.
1. Does TX have the right to garnish wages for unemployment benefits overpayments?
2. Does TX typically resort to garnishment or do they withhold future unemployment or other benefits to offset the overpayment?
3. Can I refuse to pay based on their incorrect determination of that the unemployment was improperly paid?
Broke in Texas (but working my way back)