648,000 COVID jobless aid recipients in Michigan asked to clarify qualifications

Beth LeBlanc
The Detroit News

More than 648,000 Michigan unemployment recipients have to file additional paperwork and may have to repay benefits because of unapproved qualification criteria developed by a state agency. 

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency mailed letters in late June to claimants who had marked one of four reasons provided by the state to indicate they were eligible for federal pandemic unemployment assistance, a form of jobless aid made available to part-time, self-employed or gig workers who wouldn't normally qualify for benefits.