Problem Solvers question Gov. Snyder about Unemployment Insurance Agency complaints

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LANSING, Mich. -- Moments before Governor Snyder signed the state budget Wednesday afternoon, the FOX 17 Problem Solvers asked him about problems with the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) and if he would consider freezing penalty and interest collections until the problems are sorted out.

The Problem Solvers have received hundreds of calls, emails, and Facebook messages from people who say they've been wrongly accused of fraud, fined thousands of dollars, haven't had due process and aren't getting any answers from the state on their own.

Watch the video for the governor's response, as well as Stephanie Comai. She's the director of the Talent Investment Agency which oversees the UIA.

Are you facing fines and feel you’ve done nothing wrong?

Contact your state representative and Contact your state senator

Contact the Office of Governor Snyder

Contact the Office of the Attorney General 

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12 comments

  • Brandon smith

    Just got a notice the other day saying I owe $17,160.49 and I’ve never done anything outside of UIA guidelines followed their process to a T…..was laid off for 3 months last year…couldn’t get anyone to help me out from the state so far

  • NativeOfMichigan

    It’s up to our worthless, despicable state legislature to fix this. Can you imagine them actually fixing anything (potholes included), especially our disgraceful senator, the shining star of Ottawa County, Dear Leader Arlen!

  • Jacki

    I actually made it into the courtroom after 8 months of letter, appeals, and watching my money taken away from week after week. I repaid over two thousand dollars before the hearing and still have not received any of my money back. I was denied representation, and told that I would have to represent myself or hire an attorney. WITH WHAT? You’re already taking my money and I can’t afford to pay my bills let alone an attorney! This was all over claims filed in 2008! Yes, 7 years ago! Isn’t there a statute for these claims? I could go on for days…but bottom line is I’m just too tired to fight anymore!

  • Renee Sias

    My husband just received a letter stating in 2012 he was overpaid a little over $400.00,,, we received a bill for 2700.00 with a statement our income tax returns upcoming would be taken until the amount is paid. Why if he supposedly was overpaid in 2012 is it now 2015 when he is just being notified? I have sent back a copy of the letter with a request for more information but still feel it is a bunch of B.S.

  • Eric

    I’m somewhat in the same boat as all these other people. I smell some kind of cheap “scam” going on, for some group of people to make a large amount of money really fast at the expense of honest citizens that –not to mention– can’t afford this in the first place. What an atrocity.