Unemployed michigan workers also are eligible for 13 weeks of pandemic unemployment assistance and 20 additional weeks of extended federal benefits for a total of 59 weeks. Apply for extended benefits if you qualify.
Apply for benefits in the state you work.
How to get an extension on unemployment in michigan. If your michigan unemployment benefits have run out you may be eligible to receive extended unemployment benefits through one of the state or federal unemployment extension programs. How unemployment insurance extensions work as an unemployment insurance recipient you are likely eligible for peuc the 13 week extension from the federal government. Click on continue at the bottom of the next page.
Workers must be unemployed or underemployed available for work and certify their claim. Most states have a maximum of 26 weeks although some are less. Out of work michigangers can apply for benefits lasting through spring 2021.
Gary peters d mi sponsored the provision that expanded unemployment benefits as part of the 2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package he says it expands unemployment eligibility dramatically. Contact the state agency where you live if you worked in multiple states. If you are eligible for an unemployment extension the government will notify you by mail.
The extended federal benefits have the same requirement as michigan s state unemployment benefits system. Unemployment benefits will be extended through spring 2021 helping many out of work michiganders. Lansing mi out of work michiganders are now able to apply for 59 weeks of unemployment assistance.
When you exhaust your regular state benefits you can file for an unemployment extension. Click on file an euc or eb extension on the michigan uia home page. Remember these programs are only available during high unemployment periods and that you cannot arbitrarily apply for an unemployment benefits extension in michigan.
You can only apply for this extension once you have run out of your state benefits. Under the new expansion peters says people will be getting their normal unemployment that can range from 150 to 350 a week as well as an additional 600 a week. We break down the process.
Fill out the online form to request an extension. This federal unemployment extension programs is called emergency unemployment compensation 2008 also known as euc08.