Labor and Economic Opportunity
Because Michigan is no longer in a high unemployment period (HUP), claimants receiving Extended Benefits (EB) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) will no longer receive additional weeks of EB or PUA that were previously added.
Affected claimants have been notified about the change in their benefit allowance.
The high unemployment period is triggered based on the unemployment rate in Michigan. Under federal law, when a state is in the HUP there are seven additional weeks added to PUA and additional weeks added to EB. When the state is no longer in a HUP, the additional weeks cannot be paid, and claimants must be notified.
According to unemployment data published by the federal government, Michigan's unemployment rate is below the threshold for the state's high unemployment period to remain active, and individuals no longer qualify for additional weeks of benefits provided during HUP.
For individuals receiving EB:
For individuals receiving PUA: