Stories tagged: "unemployment benefits"

Unemployed Wrongly Accused of Fraud Can Seek Cash from State

Thousands of people who were wrongly accused of fraud when seeking unemployment benefits can seek financial relief from the state.

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Richardson
Michigan Woman on Unemployed Life During COVID: ‘I Was Incredibly Thankful for the Extra Help’

From life on the unemployment block to worrying if she was infected with COVID-19, Elizabeth Richardson has experienced all aspects of the pandemic. 

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Michigan’s Plan to Reignite the Economy Addresses the Real Cause of the Labor Shortage

The real reason businesses struggle to hire during the economic recovery has little to do with direct COVID relief and a lot to do with poor wages and working conditions.

Michigan's Republican-leg Legislature has agreed to unemployment benefits and liability protections for businesses during the pandemic.
Here’s What Michigan’s Latest Unemployment Legislation Means for You

Lawmakers are including provisions for everyday workers and small business owners as the coronavirus pandemic continues to attack Michiganders’ physical and financial health.

Unemployment benefits will be extended through spring 2021, helping many out-of-work Michiganders.
There’s a 5-Month Extension of Unemployment Benefits. Here’s How to Apply in Michigan.

Out-of-work Michigangers can apply for benefits lasting through spring 2021. We break down the process.

$323 a Week: How One Michigan Family of 5 Is Surviving on Unemployment

Before the coronavirus eliminated this family’s only source of income, they lived a typical middle-class life in a farmhouse. Now they borrow money just to eat.

In this May 7, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian passes The Framing Gallery, closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Michigan lawmakers increasingly frustrated over delayed unemployment benefits for people out of work due to the pandemic are urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to reopen offices so the jobless can get in-person assistance. Legislators from both parties say the dozen offices, closed due to COVID-19, should open their doors again, by appointment only — similarly to what secretary of state branches offer. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Lawmakers Urge Michigan to Reopen Unemployment Offices. Dems Want to Go Even Further.

Here's how Michigan's progressive leaders plan to fix the state's "broken system."