More than 2.4 million Michiganders have received unemployment benefits through COVID relief programs since March 2020.
LANSING, Mich. — Federal unemployment benefits are ending for millions of Americans as the delta variant continues to ravage communities across the country.
In Michigan, workers who have been receiving jobless benefits through the CARES Act will see those programs end on Sept. 4.
Programs that are ending include the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) and Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC).
- PUA provides benefits to workers who are not ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits, such as self-employed, independent contractors and gig economy workers.
- PEUC allowed up to 53 weeks of additional benefits to those who had exhausted their regular state claim.
- PUC allowed an additional $300 per week to anyone receiving regular state or federal unemployment benefits. Although regular UI benefits will continue to be paid, …