Unemployment benefits are extended to include the following Michigan residents:

  • Workers who have unanticipated family care responsibility, including those who have child care responsibilities due to school closures or those who are forced to care for loved ones who become ill.
  • Workers who are sick, quarantined or immunocompromised and who do not have access to paid family and medical leave or are laid off.
  • First responders in the public health community who become ill or are quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19.

For more information, call the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency at 1-866-500-0017 or visit michigan.gov/leo.

  • Access to benefits for unemployed workers will also be extended:
  • Benefits will be increased from 20 to 26 weeks.
  • The application eligibility period will be increased from 14 to 28 days.
  • In-person registration and work search requirements will be suspended.
  • If you become displaced due to employer closures, you can apply for unemployment assistance online. You will be required to provide your Social Security number, driver’s license or state ID number, names and addresses of recent employers, quarterly earnings, employer’s federal ID number and last day of employment.

Claiming Unemployment Benefits in Michigan COVID-19 Guide