Michigan has started sending out this notice regarding unemployment compensation: “The Unemployment Insurance Agency records show you recently established a claim for unemployment benefits. This notice is to advise you that an addition to your weekly benefit amount, you are also entitled to receive an additional $600 per week in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). The additional $600 is payable as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be paid along with your weekly benefit entitlement. FPUC payments are payable for the weeks ending April 4, 2020 through the week ending July 25, 2020. The additional $600 per week will end when your benefit entitlement expires or the week ending July 25, 2020, whichever one comes first. You do not need to do anything additional to qualify for this payment; however, you must still continue to certify bi-weekly to receive the payment.
The $600 FPUC payment will be retroactively paid for the week ending April 4, 2020. It is expected that payment of the additional $600 will begin after April 10, 2020. To date, UIA has taken over 900,000 claims; therefore, please allow for up to 7 days to receive the additional payment before contacting UIA. You can monitor your account online through your Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM).
Thank you for your patience as we work to get you paid as soon as possible.”
Contact us for additional information or to discuss your specific situation.