The troubled Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is reporting it overpaid 44-million dollars to people receiving unemployment benefits. One woman says she got a notice from the state asking her to payback 16-thousand-200 dollars. Stephanie Russell says she got benefits for three or four weeks, but nothing close to 16-thousand dollars. A D-W-D official says the department can waive the overpayment if it is at fault. The problem is, the legal definition of “departmental error” has changed. About 62-thousand benefit recipients waited weeks – and even months – to get checks from the state. Now, they are being told to pay some or all of it back.

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