Labor and Economic Opportunity
July 23, 2021
LANSING, Mich.-Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to eligible individuals as a result of a major disaster declared by the President on July 15, 2021. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency is accepting applications for DUA from individuals in Washtenaw and Wayne Counties whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted due to Severe Storms and Flooding between June 25, 2021, through June 26, 2021. Applications for DUA must be filed by August 23, 2021.
To be eligible for DUA benefits under Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA-# 4607 DR, individuals:
Other individuals eligible to apply for DUA are those who:
Individuals will need their Social Security Number and the name and address of their last employer or prospective employer to file for DUA. Applicants are required to provide proof that they were employed or self-employed at the time the disaster occurred or were scheduled to begin (or resume) a job or self-employment when the disaster occurred. Proof of employment can be submitted at the time of filing or within 21 days of filing their DUA claim. A copy of the applicant's most recent federal income tax forms or check stubs may also be required (self-employed individuals should also provide Schedules SE and Schedule C or Schedule F.)
Applications filed after 30 days will be considered untimely, unless the individual provides good cause for filing after the deadline. Individuals can generally receive up to 26 weeks of DUA benefits as long as his/her unemployment continues to be a result of the disaster. Eligibility for DUA benefits will be determined on a week-to-week basis.
Individuals who may be eligible for assistance, must file a claim by downloading a paper application at michigan.gov/uia.