Unemployment for mi . This is great news for you . apply and get 600 weekly .a vacation for you !

kingcorey321

Well-Known Member
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.

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New Filing Schedule

The new system uses alphabetical order to manage web visits and calls. It is being implemented as UIA has moved nearly all of its staff members to customer service positions in order to faster assist Michiganders in filing for benefits. At the same time, the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget is working to expand capacity and infrastructure of the State’s online systems. Potential benefit recipients can help alleviate the system overload by following a few simple steps:

If you have a computer and the internet, please use the website, not the phone system, to apply for benefits: Michigan.gov/UIA.
Log onto the website during off-hours for better access – late at night or very early in the morning.
Please be patient. If the page is loading slowly, DO NOT refresh. Give it a few minutes to load.
View the online tool kit and frequently asked questions before you apply to ensure that you have the appropriate information and documents you will need on hand.
If you must use the Call Center, please observe the alphabetical system outlined below beginning this Sunday to help ease the burden.
Online Filing Schedule - Michigan.gov/UIA

Last names beginning with letters A-L are asked to file claims on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Last names beginning with letters M-Z are asked to file claims on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.
Saturdays will be available for anyone who could not file during their allotted window.
Call Center Filing Schedule - 866-500-0017:

Last names beginning with the letters A-L are asked to call on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Last names beginning with the letters M-Z are asked to call on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fridays (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) will be available for anyone who could not file during their allotted window.
When you file will NOT affect whether you are approved for benefits or the amount of payment. You will be compensated from the date you were laid-off or released from your employment. You have 28 days from your last day of work to apply for benefits. UIA understands the urgency that benefit recipients are experiencing, but the fastest way to secure benefits is to follow the UIA guidelines.

The current situation is unprecedented, and UIA is doing everything in its power to ensure that those who are eligible for benefits receive them. Our team is working as quickly as possible to process applications and approve benefits. Your assistance is essential to maximizing our efficiency as we work to help all Michiganders get the financial support they have earned.

New UI File Claimant Schedule
For additional resources visit Michigan.gov/UIA.
 

Paladin220

Well-Known Member
The key phrase here is 'workers who can no longer work' all of you guys thinking that they are just going to pay you to stay home are going to be disappointed. Just because you CHOOSE to not work does not mean you qualify for unemployment.
 

smithers54

Active Member
The key phrase here is 'workers who can no longer work' all of you guys thinking that they are just going to pay you to stay home are going to be disappointed. Just because you CHOOSE to not work does not mean you qualify for unemployment.
Agreed paladin...The money comes from somewhere...aka the taxpayers. That is what is wrong with this society. Its how can I get "free" money. Sorry to say nothing is free in this world. There is a huge difference in not being able to work and choosing not to work. If you read the language it also says in the last bill ...UP To not 600 but up to 600. Hell the ppl that work through this and are exposed to this stuff should get one hell of a bonus.
 

Asificarewhatyoudontthink

Well-Known Member
The key phrase here is 'workers who can no longer work' all of you guys thinking that they are just going to pay you to stay home are going to be disappointed. Just because you CHOOSE to not work does not mean you qualify for unemployment.
Can no longer work includes people who are under Stay At Home orders from local government.
Read
The
Federal
Law

Especially the provision for loss of work or income due to Covid19 (loss of income does not require that you lost your job... Maybe you are still "employed" but your employer has few if any hours available ".

Why is this so hard for folks like you to understand?
 

Paladin220

Well-Known Member
Can no longer work includes people who are under Stay At Home orders from local government.
Read
The
Federal
Law

Especially the provision for loss of work or income due to Covid19 (loss of income does not require that you lost your job... Maybe you are still "employed" but your employer has few if any hours available ".

Why is this so hard for folks like you to understand?
I wish you luck in proving me wrong. Let us know when you get approved and start receiving your checks.
 
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