Federally-Funded Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire
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The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, which provides federally-funded unemployment benefits for people who exhaust their regular state benefits, will expire on
According to federal law, the last week anyone can be paid EUC is
The federally funded EUC program has most recently provided up to 37 weeks of extended benefits for people who have exhausted their regular state benefits.
"Currently, over 43,000 people are receiving EUC benefits in
The UIA is in the process of notifying claimants affected by this change. Additionally, the UIA continues to partner with the
"While the end of EUC will present a challenge for those who are searching for new employment," said
Those who have exhausted unemployment benefits can find additional resources for health care, family support, housing, and more, by visiting http://www.michigan.gov/helpinghand. Unemployed workers should also visit Pure Michigan Talent Connect at http:www.mitalent.org to obtain information regarding job and training opportunities.
For pre-recorded updates about the EUC program, contact the Agency's EUC hotline at 1-800-638-3995. TTY customers should call 1-866-366-0004.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Expiration of Tier 4 of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Benefits
As a result of federal law, the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program will end effective
What is EUC?
During periods of high unemployment in a state, Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) may become available to workers who have exhausted their regular state unemployment benefits. The EUC program is funded by the federal government.
EUC is a 100% federally funded program that provides benefits to individuals who have exhausted regular state benefits. The EUC program was implemented on
What does this mean for Claimants?
* Effective immediately, if you are currently receiving EUC Tier 3 and you exhaust during week ending
* If you exhaust EUC Tier 3 benefits on or before week ending
* If you are currently collecting Emergency Unemployment Compensation, also called EUC benefits, from one of the four tiers, the last week for which you can be paid EUC benefits is
What criterion is used to qualify states for the EUC program?
The federal government established unemployment rate thresholds that the states must meet in order to remain eligible for the EUC program.
When is the last week payable for EUC benefits?
The last week payable for the EUC program will be week ending
How many claimants are currently receiving unemployment benefits through
* As of
What help is available for claimants when EUC benefits end?
* Claimants may call the UIA Information Hotline at 1-800-638-3995 for pre-recorded information about EUC (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week). For TTY services, please call 1-866-366-0004.
The UIA has provided a list of agencies that may be able to provide assistance to claimants when their unemployment benefits end:
Visit www.healthcare4mi.com or phone1-888-988-6300.
FamilySupport, HousingAssistance and HealthCare
Visit the Helping Hand Websiteat www.michigan.gov/helpinghand
FoodAssistance, MedicalAssistance, CashAssistance, EmergencyServicesand Child Care
Educational Opportunitiesand Employment Assistance
Visit the Michigan Works!Agencies website at http://www.michiganworks.org/
Visit Pure Michigan Talent Connect at www.mitalent.org
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