Labor and Economic Opportunity
The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed March 27, 2020, created three new federal programs for unemployed Americans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. FPUC provided an additional $600 a week to existing benefit amounts for programs, including but not limited to Michigan unemployment benefits, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Trade Benefits, and Work Share benefits. The additional benefit payments are available from April 4, 2020 through July 25, 2020.
All FPUC benefit payments will end as a result of the CARES act effective the week ending 7-25-2020. If Congress extends these additional benefit payments, we will issue updated information.