Michigan To Restore Work-Search Rule, Keep $300 SupplementMichigan will reinstate a requirement that people receiving unemployment benefits show they are actively searching for work, effective May 30, but has no plan to end a $300 weekly federal supplement going to 816,000 jobless residents.
Unemployment Benefits: $300 Weekly Payments Begin For Unemployed Michigan WorkersThe extra benefit will be paid weekly until the week of March 13.
Michigan Legislature OKs Unemployment, Legal Liability BillsMichigan's Legislature early Wednesday passed a bill to keep intact longer-lasting unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic after the state Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a law that was the basis for now-negated orders issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Coronavirus Michigan Impact: Some Jobless Benefits ExtendedSome Michiganders won't have to worry about how they'll afford to feed their families or keep the lights on. That's due to new action from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday. She signed two new executive orders in response to COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus. One will temporarily expand eligibility for unemployment benefits due to the appearance of COVID-19. The other order temporarily closes a multitude of public places and limits restaurants to carry-out and delivery orders in response to COVID-19.
Coronavirus In Michigan: Whitmer Expands Unemployment Benefits For Michigan WorkersGovernor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order to temporarily expand eligibility for unemployment benefits.
Lawsuit Seeks Millions From State For Illegally Seizing Tax Refunds"This is a high-tech nightmare scenario which has already resulted in tens of millions of dollars in tax refunds being improperly seized from thousands of people who’ve done nothing wrong or illegal," says Lord.
Lawsuit: Michigan Wrongly Charging Unemployment Aid ApplicantsThe suit says Michigan's "robo-adjudication system" violates applicants' constitutional rights.
Airport Worker Fired For Helping Traveler Loses Unemployment BenefitsThe Michigan Supreme Court says an airport security guard fired for using a computer to help a traveler can't collect unemployment benefits.
Mich. Senate Votes To End Unemployment Checks To Drug UsersThe Republican-led Senate voted 28-10 to disqualify people from receiving jobless benefits if they fail a drug test required by a prospective employer.
Federally-Funded Unemployment Benefits ReducedMichigan residents will no longer be able to receive some federally-funded benefits because the state's unemployment rate has fallen below nine percent.
8 Indicted After Identity Theft, Unemployment Benefits Scam Busted Eight individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on charges relating to identity theft, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced Friday.