Michigan has disbursed more than $1.66B in unemployment payments since March 15

Michigan's unemployment rate is stable
Posted at 10:40 AM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 10:40:07-04

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has disbursed more than $1.66 billion in payments since March 15.

The agency has also provided benefits to 1,028,315 Michigan workers who are unemployed as a result of COVID-19.

UIA says most workers who have not received unemployment benefits will be eligible in the coming weeks once they complete the federal requirement to certify their claim.

“We are working hard to provide emergency financial assistance to those affected by COVID-19, with more than 1 million Michiganders receiving benefits,” said Michigan Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity Director Jeff Donofrio. “While Michigan’s unemployment system appears to be outpacing the rest of the country in paying benefits, much work remains for those who still need help completing their claim. We will not rest until everyone receives the benefits they are entitled to.”

The UIA says it has extended its call center hours and added more customer facing staff.

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