Michigan Unemployment If You Get Laid-off

Generally, in Michigan you have to have lost your job through no fault of your own in order to collect unemployment. When you get laid-off, it is not your fault.

In almost all cases, this means that if you get laid-off, you are eligible to collect unemployment benefits.

If you get laid-off from your job, you should immediately apply for unemployment benefits.

Getting laid-off doesn't mean that you were fired. Getting laid-off doesn't mean that you did something wrong. Getting laid-off means that they company that you worked for did not have enough work for you to do, and could no longer afford to pay you to do your job.

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# Kelsey 2010-12-09 14:05
In Michigan, if someone is aware of an upcoming lay off are they allowed to apply for unemployment benefits prior to being laid off as long as they don't claim for the weeks they work until they're laid off? I always thought you could only apply after you had separated from the company.
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# Kyle 2011-04-20 19:57
OK. I have received my unemployment. But i only got one check from it.Then it stopped, who can i contact for this. To see if i can get my money that i was supposed to get?
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# Chris 2012-01-10 02:01
I filed for unemployment for being laid off but then my boss changed my status at a later date saying I quit. How do I deel with that?
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# Jean 2012-01-24 08:21
If your company closes do you still get unemployment and if so for how long? Thank-you
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# Viola 2012-04-16 09:46
In Michigan, if someone is aware of an upcoming lay off are they allowed to apply for unemployment benefits prior to being laid off as long as they don't claim for the weeks they work until they're laid off? I always thought you could only apply after you had separated from the company.
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# Shelby 2012-07-13 12:40
I am currently laid off from my full time job due to lack of business in the summer months, however they asked me to come in for 2 days this week because they needed an extra hand. How does this effect my unemployment benefits?
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# jacki 2012-10-18 14:55
In MI how long do you have to be laid off for before you can apply for benefits? My friend is a cook that just had a small fire in the kitchen and they dont know how long before he can return to work, so what does he do?
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# dlp 2012-11-15 13:09
We just got notification from the contract company that there will be at least a 1 week layoff in December. Can I submit in advance of the layoff week or will I have to wait for it to start? thanks!
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# Sara 2013-02-02 12:45
HELLO, if you are laid off in MI is can the company hold your vacation and sick timed or are they required to pay it out if you request it thank you
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# Jean 2013-02-05 19:37
I"m being laid off from a part-time job and I just started collecting social security. Am I eligible to collect unemploiyment? I live in Michigan.
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# Shelly 2013-02-19 00:19
Can someone draw umemployment benefits if they take a voluntary layoff from work....not a forced layoff?
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# Victoria 2013-03-07 21:08
What if my company lays me off (In Michigan) and I move out of state to find a job and then my company calls me back for work. Do I lose my unemployment benefits if I do not return? Also what if my spouse lives in the state I move to and he has a job so that makes it impossible for me to return to my prior job? Does Michigan require me to leave my spouse and return to my prior job or lose my unemployment benefits?
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# jolynn 2013-04-19 21:23
Can I collect unemployment if I've only been working as a custodian at a school since February &I know they are laying me of in June?
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# Nicole 2013-04-21 14:23
I left a full time job that I was at for 4 years to take a better job. After 3 months of being at the new job my hours got cut to due to lack of residents ( I work at an Adult Foster Care home)..4 months after working there my hours were cut completely, due to lack of residents.

Will I quailfy for unemployment benefits in michigan?
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# Tim313 2013-05-13 17:15
After being on work comp, I have been released to full normal duty. My company says I am still an employee (receive health care and that), but there are no open positions right now for me to come back to. This is basically the same as being laid off, correct? They said as soon as one opens up I can come back. I currently am receiving no pay. Do I qualify in MI for unemployment? Thank you.
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# Jared 2013-07-10 09:26
I am laid off for two weeks, n I filed a claim for unemployment, when I went to certify, I answered that I havent looked for work, but only cuz I have a permanent job, this is jus a temporary lay off, so where is my money, why didnt marvin tell me my amount
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