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UIA: All PUA, PEUC claimants can now reopen or certify unemployment claims

Posted at 10:21 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 10:21:11-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has completed system updates for the recently-expended federal unemployment insurance programs, according to a news release Monday.

All remaining Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation claimants whose claims ended when CARES Act programs were interrupted in December can now either reopen, certify or apply for benefits available under the Continued Assistance Act.

Claimants were notified by the UIA with information and instructions regarding the changes.

The Continued Assistance Act allows PEUC and PUA claimants an additional 11 weeks of benefits payable for the week ending Jan. 2-March 13, 2021.

Payments also include the additional $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation weekly benefit.

More information on the programs and how to apply for benefits can be found here.