Michigan begins paying $ 300 COVID-19 unemployment to eligible residents

LANSING, Michigan. – Michigan is near $ 300 weekly COVID-19 unemployment started paying For eligible residents who were affected by the epidemic.

According to the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, The state started issuing payments This weekend there are approximately 365,000 contenders.

Epidemic unemployment compensation payments run from March 13, 2021 to December 27, 2020. They offer an additional $ 300 per week benefit to Michigan claimants who were negatively affected by the COVID-19 epidemic.

Claimants are not required to take action to receive additional payments. They will be paid automatically once certified.

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“The UIA team worked tirelessly to ensure that Michigan was one of the first states to implement the PUC program,” said UIA Director Lisa Estlund Olson. “Now that we have received additional USDOL guidance, we are committed to implementing the remaining federal PUA and PEUC programs as quickly as possible, so that money can go out the door.”

Employees who were on pandemic unemployment assistance and pandemic emergency unemployment compensation need not take any action. According to state officials, they will not be able to complete the certificates until the technical update of the UI system is completed and payment will not be released until weeks after 26 December.

A release in the state stated that this would be only a disruption and the claimants would be fully enforced. Estimated completion date not yet available.

“These workers should be assured that rest They won’t miss any profit Olsen said they would receive every dollar after the program was fully implemented.

PEUC provides 11 additional weeks of benefits for those who have regularly eliminated state unemployment benefits. The PUA provides unemployment benefits to those who are not generally eligible for unemployment, including self-employed and gig workers.

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