Recovery of Overpaid Benefits– State Employers Only
Benefits are overpaid for a variety of reasons (late notification
of death, other income is received while receiving disability benefits,
etc.). ETF is obligated under Wis. Stats. 40.08 to recover overpaid
benefits. We have historically pursued recovery of disability benefits
through a variety of methods: deductions from current WRS benefits,
wage actions, life insurance, death benefits, and referral to the
Department of Justice, etc. Beginning April 1, 2011, we will now
also utilize the Department of Revenue’s Tax Intercept and
Collection programs and extend our recovery efforts to all benefits
administered by ETF.
What does this means for you as a State WRS employer? If an individual
is working for you, we may contact you to start a wage action if
other recovery methods are unavailable to us. Please note that the
majority of overpayments are not for individuals currently working
for WRS employers.