Michigan cracking down on UIA fraud

Check out this piece on the state’s upcoming plans to combat unemployment insurance fraud! The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) recently announced it will pursue nearly 300 open fraud cases involving either employer tax evasion, fictitious business schemes or identity theft.

The state will also implement the Michigan Integrated Data Automated System (MiDAS), software designed to cross-check benefit claimants to identify fraudulent activity. In 2014, the state paid between $30 million-$50 million in benefits acquired through fraud and $144 in improper unemployment benefits.

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