Can Victims of Unemployment Insurance Fraud Reclaim the Fines They Paid?

The Michigan unemployment insurance fraud scandal that began making news this past spring has done more than just cause headaches for the state’s unemployed workers, it has also forced many of them to pay steep penalties and interest for transgressions they did not commit. This situation has garnered a lot of attention from the media, as well as state legislators, as the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency’s (UIA) newly adopted computer system has, without human intervention, accused innocent men and women of committing fraud and subsequently rendered judgement against them. While the state has acknowledged the fault in their system, they haven’t exactly made it easy for innocent people who paid penalties and interest to reclaim their money. If you’re currently in this situation, you can take solace in knowing that the law is on your side.

The UIA’s automated system can send out faulty accusations of fraud for a variety of reasons, from a filing error on the part of the claimant or their former employer, to an unexplainable computer glitch. But even when innocent people have taken the necessary steps to prove that they didn’t knowingly commit fraud, they have received little to no help from the UIA, leaving many to wonder if they will ever see their money again. The UIA has publicly stated that they are committed to thoroughly reviewing each case, but yet, the vast majority of calls for help have gone unnoticed.

At 1-800-LAW-FIRM, our attorneys are hard at work helping victims of the UIA’s unjust practices, and we’re eager to help you too. These unwarranted accusations and judgments not only demonstrate a lack of oversight on the part of the UIA, but they also represent a blatant disregard for the right that every American has to due process of law. Whether you’ve just received a notice claiming that you must pay penalties and interest, or you’ve already paid and want to reclaim the money that is rightfully yours, out attorneys are ready to fight for your rights.Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!