Labor and Economic Opportunity
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to eligible individuals in Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland and Saginaw Counties whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms and flooding between May 16, 2020 through May 22, 2020. DUA applications must be received by UIA no later than August 28, 2020.
If you’re receiving Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, don’t forget that claims 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.
“Stop Payment Indicator” Notice
Due to largescale fraud attempts against state unemployment programs across the nation, the UIA has developed additional measures to protect certain claimants by requiring further identity verification and claim eligibility authentication. It is important to note that no personal data from claimants has been stolen from the UIA. If you received a “Stop Payment Indicator” notice on your account, detailed instructions have been emailed and mailed to you on how to submit additional identifying information in order to receive your benefits. There is no reason to take further action until you receive the instructions.