Newport, MI asked in Employment Law for Michigan

Q: What can I do?

I was temporarily laid off from work in September of last year because of the GM strike and I was injured October 26th while on layoff, my company did not change my employment status to medical leave, I applied for short term disability benefits through my employer and it was approved. But recently I received notification that I was denied 4 months after the fact because I was on layoff. I found out that I was labeled as laid off from September to January instead of being put on medical leave. I'm now being told I owe over 4500 dollars in overpayment because of an error on my companies end.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You would need to get your employer to change your status and accurately report it to the insurance company. Short of that, you may be left responsible for the overpayment.

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