Upload Files - non-required component says required

Describe the issue or problem
Files are uploaded for a submission and tagged as a component. We do not have any components set as “required” and yet an author can’t proceed with submitting because it is saying one of the components is required. The error says “you must upload at least one ##### file”, but that component is set as “No, allow new submissions without these files.” in the system.

What application are you using?
We were just upgraded to OJS 3.4

Additional information
The component is called “Journal submission (cover letter with publication DOI)” in the system