Labor and Economic Opportunity
MEUC provides an additional $100 per week in supplemental benefits to individuals with at least $5,000 in net income from self-employment during the most recent taxable year.
Potentially eligible claimants will receive a notice either by mail or in their Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) about the availability of MEUC and how to apply.
The MEUC program was created as part of the federal Continued Assistance Act (CAA) and provides an additional $100 per week in supplemental benefits and is payable for the weeks ending January 2, 2021 through the week ending March 13, 2021.
Proof of Self-Employment Income Requirement
“Self-employment income” means the net earnings from self-employment obtained during a taxable year. If your unemployment claim was filed in 2020, you must provide self-employment income documentation from your most recent taxable year which would be “2019”.
If your tax return is not available (for example, because you have not filed your income tax return yet), acceptable documentation of self-employment income includes, but is not limited to:
Acceptable documentation does not include W-2 wages earned with an employer. The proof of income must be related to self-employment.
Documents submitted must substantiate self-employment income of at least $5,000 in net income during the most recent taxable year ending prior to your application for regular UC benefits.
You may submit this documentation at any time, however, MEUC payments will not begin until your self-employment income documentation can be verified. If you are found eligible for MEUC, you will be paid the $100 automatically with your weekly benefit payment.
Apply online using MiWAM
If you are found eligible for MEUC, you will be paid the $100 automatically with your weekly benefit payment.