Michigan Unemployment Extension

If your Michigan unemployment benefits have run out you may be eligible to receive extended unemployment benefits through one of the state or federal unemployment extension programs.

This federal unemployment extension programs is called Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (Also known as EUC08).

Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08) includes 4 stages, or tiers. Each tier has a different maximum time period for which your unemployment extension will last:

Tier 1 EUC08: 20 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 2 EUC08: 14 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 3 EUC08: 13 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 4 EUC08: 6 week maximum unemployment extension.

If you use up all of your regular unemployment benefits, normally you don't have to apply for an unemployment extension because the system automatically applies for you, if you are eligible. It is very important that you keep track of your benefits to make sure you receive your unemployment extension if you are eligible.

If you get close to your unemployment benefits running out, give your unemployment counselor a call to check to see what you have to do in order to get they unemployment extension.

There is another type of unemployment extension called Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED), more commonly referred to as Extended Benefits (EB). You will only qualify for the EB unemployment extension if you have used up all of your regular unemployment benefits and also used up all of your EUC08 unemployment extension.

If you qualify for the EB unemployment extension you will receive additional benefits equal to 20 weeks or 80% of the maximum benefit amount on the original unemployment claim, whichever amount is less.

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# shelby 2011-07-15 06:28
I only got 17 weeks to begin with when i started my unemployment benefits.. I have 5 weeks left.. Do you think i will get some kind of extension??
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# Joe 2011-09-26 07:46
I live in Michigan. I was honorably discharged from the Marines in 2011 of January. I'm on my 1st unemployment extension and still haven't found a job even with my 8yr background in the Marines. My extension ends the 1st week on December. I am hoping to find something by then, hopefully with the government. My question is, if I can't find a job by then will I be eligible for another extension?
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# William 2012-01-10 11:47
I have been recieving EUC 08 stepped assistance, but I am about to run out of the last -Tier 4- 6 week benefit - Can I apply for the EB unemployment extension - if not is there any other recourse for me to seek assistance - I just lost my house and need help
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# Jim 2013-01-08 13:53
My last unemployment check was Jan. 2, 2013. How do I file for unemployment extensions? I live in Michigan, do I get some kind of letter in the mail? Jan. 2, 2013 was my 20th week of unemployment. It is Jan. 8 and I don't know what to do? Please help!
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# ann sundstrom 2016-07-25 15:51
Dear Unemployment Office,
According to the Michigan Unemployment Handbook, there is an extension on Unemployment benefits if I should qualify, but it's also noted that it was dated 2008.
I asked at the local Unemployment Office here in Cadillac MI and was told there were no extensions available anymore.
So I'm curious to know what the correct answer may be .
Thank You , Ann Sundstrom

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# Lori 2017-09-10 05:24
I am will be running out of unemployment in 6 weeks after tomorrow and have not found another job yet. How do I go about getting an extension? Is there something I need to do?
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# Amanda DuMont 2017-11-15 08:51
I am on my last 2 weeks of tier 1 20 weeks. Do I need to apply for an extension?
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