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State approved for 6 weeks of $300 Lost Wages Assistance payments

Posted at 3:43 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 15:56:37-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency is continuing to issue Lost Wages Assistance payments to those eligible for relief.

The state says it is now approved to distribute the $300 in additional payments for each week ranging from July 26 through Sept. 5 — or six weeks, according to a web update provided by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

Claimants must prove that their unemployment or partial unemployment occurred as a result of COVID-19, and they will be prompted to respond to a question under the “Alerts” section on their MiWAM account.

The department also says those who have already self-certified were among the first payments issued, stating that the rest will follow suit after the completion of this process.