A person may be found without fault for a deduction overpayment because he believed
that the earnings test was based on take-home pay rather than gross salary, including
extra and in-kind wages. The evidence must show that the person restricted his earnings
so that the take-home pay would not exceed the allowable amount.
If the person is without fault because of a misunderstanding about allowable wage
earnings, recovery is deemed to be against equity and good conscience.