CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES - UNEMPLOYMENT
June 9, 2020
UIA UPdate for Employers. Protecting Against Unemployment Identity Theft. For more information, click here.
April 10, 2020
Self-Employed, Other Newly Eligible Workers Can Apply for Unemployment on Monday, $600 Federal Payments Also Begin. For more information, click here.
Guidance to Michigan Employers contemplating potential layoffs related to COVID-19. View Guide
Unemployment Insurance Agency's Fact Sheet for claiming unemployment benefits in Michigan amidst COVID-19. View Fact Sheet 160
March 30, 2020
Unemployment Benefits Increased and Expanded
Governor Whitmer today has announced new programs for workers affected by COVID-19. The governor, under the federal CARES Act, signed an agreement between Michigan and the U.S. Dept. of Labor to implement Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Compensation programs that grant benefits to workers who do not already qualify for state unemployment benefits. Workers include self-employed, 1099-independent contractors, gig, and low-wage workers who can no longer work because of the pandemic. The agreement also increases weekly benefits for all unemployed workers by $600 a week and extends benefit payments from 26 to 39 weeks. If someone has already applied for unemployment benefits, you DO NOT need to reapply at this time.
The UIA will provide additional guidance regarding eligibility and application details in the coming days as it implements these new programs.