Michigan Residents Asked to Reapply for Unemployment Will Not Have to Repay

Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency notified about 350,000 residents that they will not have to repay their benefits.

The agency had notified more than 600,000 people that they needed to reapply for unemployment.

Some reasons for eligibility put in place because of COVID-19 were later found by the U.S. Department of Labor to be non-qualifying.

Of the people originally notified, about 241,000 people reapplied.

The agency now says that those who did not reapply, many no longer collecting benefits, will receive waivers to prevent them from having to pay back the money.