Sharon Kay Miller

Sharon Kay Miller

“I’m a delivery person in the fleet sales division of a worldwide vehicle rental company. I deliver vehicles all over the state of Michigan. “Because I was collecting [Pandemic Unemployment Assistance] benefits claimed from March 26 to May 9, we have been very blessed that we didn’t start out with hardship like so many others...

Megan Allen

Megan Allen

“I have my cosmetologist licenses. I spent $23,000 just on the school alone. “The only difference between myself and a barber is that he can use a straight razor. However, the state does not allow cosmetologists to [use] all the information they already know to get a barbering license. They expect us to go another...

Chase Plank

Chase Plank

“I was laid off from my machining job in late March as the company started to shut down preemptively. The next week, I applied for unemployment, before the pandemic unemployment assistance from Whitmer and was denied due to an error. I reapplied for the PUA and it took three and a half weeks to get...

Bruce Fry

Bruce Fry

“Since the mandatory quarantine began, I’ve been trying to make things better for my patients and others in need. “I’m a counselor working in the substance abuse and dependency field. Substance abuse often occurs with other mental health issues so, right now, it’s critical that people like me can do our jobs. “People have increased...

Kris Lather

Kris Lather

“When the day care where my wife works closed in the second week of March, I helped her file for unemployment online. “Aside from all of the usual information she [also] shared her individual taxpayer identification number, but they never asked for her green card number – she is a green card holder. “Five weeks...