GREENVILLE, Mich. -- Michelle Mills is a substitute teacher by trade. She works for a professional education staffing firm.
Mills said the school she's assigned to is 'year round.' So she filed for unemployment benefits the past three summers during periodic, unpaid time off. The Unemployment Insurance Agency approved her each time. She said she's collected $4,000.
It wasn't July 2014 that she received a letter in the mail disputing her collection of benefits. The UIA stated she wasn't supposed to receive the money, and she needed to pay it back. She said her employer decided to put up the fight (against her).
Mills filed appeals and said she tried her best to stay on top of things. She managed to get a hearing scheduled for April 2015. Mills said she won each of her cases but got a letter in the mail the following week stating her the matter was transferred for a hearing in error.
It left her confused, so she reached out to the FOX 17 Problem Solvers for help. Mills said she is supposed to speak with someone in the agency tomorrow.