According to the EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated, as state officials say an additional 200,000 accounts have been flagged for potential fraud, bringing the total to 540,000.
Unfortunately; the way Michigan’s system is designed, many eligible beneficiaries still can’t access their account, and have no way to schedule by phone or online. They are forced to wait by the phone all day for a State Worker to call at a random time. Michigan behaves this way with most of their programs. I’ve offered to create a more efficient system many times, but they like it this way. They like looking like the asses of the country, celebrating negativity and chaos is the Michigan way.
All the unemployment are on hold because of Michigan.
— Francine Hibiscus 🌺🏳️🌈 (@FrancineHibiscs) March 21, 2021
Lost my job. Made literally dozens of phone calls. Sent several emails. Got a job. 11 years of hard work paying off this week. What’s not paying off? Living in Michigan. Michigan’s unemployment and government is a fucking joke.
— Rick (@foxtrot_45) March 19, 2021
I qualify and they have CONFIRMED I qualify. I am able to get money weekly from unemployment, confirmed by them. But little random nonsense shit keeps going wrong messing up my final certification thing. And then I have to call and wait two hours on hold.
So. Many. Times.
— Caitlin 🌈 (@DaydreamerFly) March 23, 2021