Michigan UIA Waives $431 Million In Pandemic Overpayments For 55,000 ClaimantsThe Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency announced Wednesday it will not require more than 55,000 claimants to pay back $431 million in overpayments of federal pandemic benefits.
Former Michigan UIA Claims Manager Pleads Guilty To Fraud SchemeA former claims manager with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency pleaded guilty last week after federal officials say he helped approve false claims submitted by a number of people and reportedly received payment in exchange.
Audit Flags Problems With Hiring Of Michigan Unemployment Agency WorkersThe Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency did not require worker background checks or quickly deactivate former contract and state employees' computer access to the confidential benefits system amid unprecedented jobless claims early in the COVID-19 pandemic, state auditors said Friday.
Whitmer Signs Executive Order To Form Unemployment Fraud Response Team Following ReportThis comes after a report says the state allegedly gave away $8.5 billion in fraudulent benefits.
Michiganders Receiving Unemployment Benefits Can Choose Online Option To Receive 1099-G Tax FormThe form can be requested through the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) and can be viewed or downloaded by mid-January.
Report Says Michigan Paid $8.5B In Fraudulent Pandemic Unemployment ClaimsMichigan likely paid about $8.5 billion in fraudulent or improper jobless benefits over a 19-month period during the coronavirus pandemic, far more than previously estimated, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Unemployment Insurance Agency.
Former Michigan Contractor Gets 5 Years For Unemployment Insurance FraudA former contractor for the state of Michigan has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for helping orchestrate a $3.8 million fraud scheme involving money intended to help unemployed people during the coronavirus pandemic.
Unemployed Workers Can Visit State Offices Starting June 30Michigan is reopening 12 state Unemployment Insurance Agency offices for in-person visits more than 15 months after they were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lawsuit: Michigan Wrongly Charging Unemployment Aid ApplicantsThe suit says Michigan's "robo-adjudication system" violates applicants' constitutional rights.