Michigan officials say $ 600 COVID-19 unemployment bonus expires this weekend


DetroitMichigan unemployment Officials said the $ 600 Coronavirus (COVID-19) unemployment bonus will expire later this week.

Unemployment insurance agency Announced on Friday that an additional $ 600 weekly unemployment bonus given to workers during the COVID-19 epidemic would end on Saturday, barring congressional action.

Michigan’s weekly $ 362 unemployment benefit will continue for eligible residents.

According to Michigan officials, federal officials do not have the ability to expand the federal pandemic unemployment compensation program if it plans to pay, reduce or eliminate federal officials and it is unclear.

Additional residents have been paid an additional $ 600 bonus since early April. More than $ 13.4 billion has been paid to unemployed mixiganders through the program.

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UIA Director Steve said, “As long as we continue to progress in processing claims with about 98% paid, we know that COVID-19 will end up with ongoing economic hardship and an additional $ 600 federal benefit . ” Gray said. “We are committed to providing emergency financial assistance to Michigan workers whose jobs were affected by this epidemic and those who are affected are encouraged to use the many resources proposed by the state of Michigan.”

Mixyganders affected by low profits, Michigan to examine more than 30,000 state and local services for temporary assistance during the epidemic.

Unemployment officials said they have made a determination on all qualified claims filed before June 1.

According to state officials, since March 15, more than 2.1 million certifying, potentially eligible claimants have applied for state and federal benefits, with more than $ 19 million paid to more than 2 million workers in benefits Is, or about 98% of potential characters are, certified. Claimants.

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