If you receive two unemployment checks, you might want to hold off cashing them both. Approximately 1,250 unemployment checks were duplicated in error over the Sunday.
South Carolina Employment Security Commission spokesman Clark Newsome says as usual, around 40,000 checks were sent out in one day. “We always have some checks that are kicked out of the system because of an address problem or something like that. But those were reprinted with identical numbers. It was human error, but that has never happened in the many years that I’ve been here.”
Nusome says cash one, but return the other to your local Employment Security Commission Workforce Center. If both checks are cashed the claimant will be liable for the excess payment. All claimants who received duplicate checks will be contacted either by phone or mail.
The duplicates were sent to locations statewide.