Unemployment Insurance (UI) CARES Act Programs, Overpayments and Recoveries

Each calendar quarter, states report information on overpayments and recoveries of overpayments on CARES Act programs. The ETA 227 report includes these results quarterly for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) and monthly Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).

Unemployment Insurance Recovery Rate Calculation:

The recovery rate is the ratio of the amount of improper overpayments recovered to the adjusted amount of improper overpayments established (established overpayments minus overpayments waived). The amounts established and/or recovered can be generated from the regular and any of the temporary UI programs.

For the CARES Act programs, the Recovery Rate is computed using data provided on the ETA 227 Overpayment Detection and Recovery reports for PEUC, FPUC and PUA.

Recovery Rate = Amount of UI Overpayments Recovered x 100
Adjusted Overpayments Established