Unemployment rates rose at exponential rates in March 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on healthcare systems, families, and the economy. Congress enacted several pieces of legislation to assist struggling families. One such piece of legislation provided extra funds for unemployment assistance benefits. Unfortunately, as the economy looks to be on the road to recovery, some of former and current unemployed South Dakotans are facing yet another crisis: receiving a determination notice that thousands of dollars in unemployment assistance benefits need to be repaid. If you, a family member, or friend have received such a notice lately, here is what you need to know to appeal the determination: