Michigan’s FEMA Application for Unemployment Benefits Approved

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) issued a statement that FEMA approved the UIA’s application on August 21 for funding to provide an additional $300 weekly benefit payment to individuals receiving unemployment benefits that are impacted by COVID-19. The state and federal governments are still working out the details, but apparently those eligible for at least $100 in weekly unemployment benefits in Michigan will receive an additional $300 per week in federal funds through the UIA, retroactive to August 1, 2020. The UIA also stated that unemployment claimants do not have to take any action to receive the additional $300 weekly benefit amount. It is not known when the funding will be provided or how long it will last. Recall, the additional $600 per week “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” expired the week ending July 25, 2020. For any additional questions concerning unemployment compensation or any other employment issue, please contact David Lawrence or Stacey DiDomenico.