How to Pay Benefit Overpayments
Did you know you can use your credit card to pay your benefit overpayment? It's easy and convenient if you have one of the following credit cards:
- American Express
You may make your payment by phone or online. Official Payments Corporation charges a convenience fee based on the amount of your payment. The convenience fee rate may change at any time. The Official Payments Corporation website provides fee information prior to making a payment.
Make Payments By Phone
Call toll-free 1-888-2PAYTAX (1-888-272-9829), choose option 3, enter the jurisdiction code 1577, and follow the recorded instructions (a touch-tone phone is required for this transaction).
Make Payments Online
Pay online at the Official Payments website, select “State Payments”, enter jurisdiction code 1577, select “California Employment Dept.”, and select “Benefit Overpayment.”
Have your payment information on hand when you are ready to make your payment (payment amount, SSN, phone number, e-mail address, credit card number, 3 digit security code, expiration date).
Official Payments Corporation is not under the control of the EDD, and the EDD is not responsible for the contents of their website or any links contained in their website. The EDD recommends that you review the security and confidentiality statements of Official Payments Corporation.
Make Payments By Mail
Mail a personal check, cashier check, or money order. Make your payment payable to EDD. Print your SSN on all payments and mail to:
Employment Development Department
Attention: Cashier Benefit Recovery
P.O. Box 826806
Sacramento, CA 94206-0001
Set Up a Payment Arrangement
To set up a payment arrangement which meets the Department’s monthly minimum amount, call the EDD Benefit Overpayment Collection Section at 800-676-5737.
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