An Indiana agency is telling about 36,000 people who collected a $25 stimulus payment as part of their unemployment check
that they must repay the money because they were later ruled ineligible.
The state Department of Workforce Development said Friday it will notify those affected next week. The agency says the average
bill is about $120, but about half of those affected will only have to pay back $25.
Those affected already were billed for their main unemployment benefit. Agency spokesman Marc Lotter says people generally
are ruled ineligible because of application errors or appeals by employers.
If a recipient doesn't make payment arrangements, the state agency can dock state tax returns, lottery winnings or a
portion of future unemployment benefits.