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CASE NAME: Lynn R. Hasledalen, Relator, vs. Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
Read the opinion in this case at A11-1013
CITATION: 811 N.W.2d 133 (Minn. Ct. App. 2012)
Legal Issues in Relator's letter brief:
I should not be held liable for an overpayment of unemployment benefits as that is the responsibility of the Dept. of Unemployment due to incorrect information I was given by their office.
Legal Issues in RESPONDENT-DEPARTMENT'S BRIEF AND APPENDIX:
Under Minnesota law, an applicant who receives unemployment benefits to which he is not entitled under the law is considered overpaid and must return those benefits without exception. The law provides that an applicant who receives Social Security Insurance ("SSI") old age benefits will have 50% of those benefits deducted from his unemployment benefits in any given week. When the Department learned in December 2010 that Lynn Hasledalen had been paid $1,877 per month in SSI old age benefits starting effective April 1, 2010, he was determined partially ineligible for the unemployment benefits paid from April until December 2010, and determined overpaid. Was Hasledalen overpaid unemployment benefits and must he repay those benefits? Unemployment Law Judge John Gunderson found that he was overpaid and required to repay the overpaid benefits.