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Thu Feb 28, 2019, 03:48 PM

Governor seeks to reimburse 500 still owed money from unemployment fraud scandal

About 500 Michigan residents wrongly accused of unemployment fraud by a state computer system from 2013 to 2015 are still owed money by the state.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel made a public appeal Thursday for help in finding the people who haven’t yet claimed their refunds from a scandal at the Unemployment Insurance Administration, uncovered through an audit.

“We are making sure we explore every avenue to return funds to each person owed monies resulting from unemployment insurance fraud determinations between 2013 and 2015,” Whitmer said in a statement. “And that means reaching out to our fellow Michiganders to help us in this statewide search for those who have not yet claimed their refund.”

The audit overturned 70 percent of the computer system’s findings of intentional misrepresentation by unemployment recipients. So far, the state has refunded more than $20.8 million to 40,000 residents.

Read more: https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/02/governor-seeks-to-reimburse-500-still-owed-money-from-unemployment-fraud-scandal.html

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