Since COVID-19 reached our state last March, thousands of Missourians have unexpectedly found themselves out of work. After pressure from Missouri Jobs with Justice and our partners, our state eased many of the barriers and red tape that stood between Missourians being able to make ends meet quickly through unemployment benefits.
Once workers received this critical lifeline, they used that money as intended – making ends meet, paying for housing, food, health care, and other necessities. Now, months later, some 46,000 Missourians have received notices that they were “overpaid” benefits and now owe the state money! With support from Governor Parson, the state is demanding these workers find ways to make repayments – during this on-going crisis.
Governor Parson can waive these repayment requirements – which are due to errors made by the state, not by unemployed workers. Instead, Governor Parson is wasting state resources trying to claw money back from folks who still haven’t recovered from their COVID-19 related loss of income.
Email Governor Parson now!
Use our form to send an important message and let us know if you have been unemployed or received one of these notices.
Tell him taking money from workers as they try to get back on their feet during a pandemic is cruel, and urge him to waive these repayment requirements.