Department of Labor and Regulation

Unemployment Insurance

Overpayments - General Information

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation administers the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. The UI Division pays benefits to unemployed workers and collects UI tax from employers. The Division makes every effort to properly collect taxes and pay benefits. Part of that effort is to prevent, detect and collect overpayments through the UI Benefit Payment Control Unit.

If you know of anyone drawing or attempting to draw UI benefits to which they may not be entitled, contact us using the information below. Preventing fraud is everyone's business!

Contact us at:

Unemployment Insurance Division - Benefit Payment Control Unit
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730
Phone: 605.626.7649
Fax: 605.626.2216
email

The Benefit Payment Control Unit and Benefit Accuracy Measurement Unit also conduct audits of benefit claims and reviews tax procedures. The information gathered is used to improve the program. See below for detailed information about the activities of the unit.

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Benefit Payment Control

The Benefit Payment Control Unit detects, establishes and collects benefits overpaid to claimants. A major detection method is computerized matches between employer wage records and records of benefits paid to claimants. Another important detection method is a computerized match with New Hire data. Claimants' efforts to become re-employed are also verified with employers.

Visit the Employer Responsibility page for forms, instructions and detailed information on what to provide and why.

Visit the New Hire Reporting portion of this website for information on the employer's responsibility to report newly hired employees.

Repayment of all overpayments is required by law regardless of the reason for the overpayment. The Benefit Payment Control Unit works closely with overpaid claimants to set up repayment agreements. Overpayments are also collected from current and future UI benefits. When normal collection methods fail, civil actions may be taken, and wages may be garnished.

Visit the Collections page for detailed information on collecting overpaid benefits.

The Benefit Payment Control Unit investigates allegations of fraud and abuse of the program. If you know of anyone drawing or attempting to draw UI benefits to which they may not be entitled, please contact us. See Reporting Possible Fraud for whom to contact and what information to provide.

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Benefit Accuracy Measurement and Tax Performance Systems

These quality control programs verify the accuracy of benefit payments to claimants and employer tax account processes. The resulting management information is used to determine whether changes to the unemployment insurance program would improve operations.


Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184