What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Michigan moved to Arizona
I have received a letter from the UIA Michigan that I have intentionally misled them into paying me unemployment benefits.
In Jan 09 I took a voluntary lay-off, two weeks later I get a phone call to come back to work. I am high on the seniority list and requested for additional time off. I received a letter 2-3 weeks later stating that I voluntary quit to relocate.
I did move to Az and had another job by the time I received this letter and did not fight it. Since then the currant job I had has had me work for 2 months, laid me off than hire me again for an additional 2-3 months. Since I was laid off I was under the understanding that I was eligible for unemployment benefits and was not denied when I applied for it.
I just received a letter from the UIA stating that unless I provide explanation in detail that I will have to pay damages of four times the amount of the overpayment. This amount is beyond comprehension.
I have until the Oct 24 to respond and have no idea what to say with out getting an "that excuse is not good enough". I am still without work and can't pay for the food on my table. Without the generosity of a friend I would be out on the street right now. What do I do? What can they do?