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.
Recent Executive Order Update
While the President has enacted a series of executive orders regarding unemployment benefits, this program has not yet been implemented. All states are currently awaiting guidance from the US Department of Labor regarding implementation. There is no further information at this time. Stay tuned for updates.
“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.