A Michigan Unemployment Insurance employment benefit plan is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State provides in the form of insurance assistance in accordance with Federal and Michigan State law.

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency

Michigan may determine amounts of insurance by your wages earned prior to being laid off. Keep in mind, there are requirements to qualify for insurance in Michigan to begin with, like how many weeks you worked at your previous job.

Michigan State benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when the rate is higher than usual, unemployed residents can qualify for an extension. The State will compensate you for 50% percent of the wage amount you've previously earned (in most cases).

In Michigan, unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain unemployment insurance eligibility

Unemployment Insurance in Michigan

Requirements for compensation amounts and benefit periods depend on the current rate. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation can be found on the claims page.

State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency

(Unemployment Insurance Michigan)

Those who have exhausted all original UI are entitled to extended benefits or extension IF the rate is higher than usual.

Under these circumstances, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of compensation. As of 2012, Michigan has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. Requirements for MI State section for additional information.