Answers to your unemployment questions

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Sharon Moffett Massey, a top official with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency , answered your questions about unemployment during 24 Hour News 8 at 5 on Tuesday.
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Bill Pleasant

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#21
Mar 24, 2009
 
I wrote in that I had 13 weeks of unemploment benafits. Why they can,t take out what I owe and send the rest of it
Melody LaNew

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#22
Mar 24, 2009
 
Thank-you for your coverage on unemployment issues. I was going to write and ask a question pertaining to my Husband's unemployment but the very last question on Tuesday's program was what we would have asked. Your coverage, today, was very helpful. Thank-you.
Rick

Greenville, MI

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#23
Mar 24, 2009
 
Hello
I have been approved for my weekly amount in unemployment and have called MARVIN, I was told my payment/check should arrive in 10 days..It has been 12 days just wondering if there is a way to contact a department to see the process of my check or to see if it has it any snags.
Thank you
Seriously OBAMA sucks

Warwick, RI

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#24
Apr 28, 2009
 
What he should of done was given us an extension like he promised when he got into office, not pretended to give a shit. Unlike "the one" Bush actually had the brains to help us unemployed.
My extension ran out (EUC) and Rhode Island denied my state EB extension. What am I supposed to do for food, bills, meds. They dont care becuase they dont have to give the benefits.
What am I supposed to do now?
Jane

Grand Rapids, MI

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#25
Apr 28, 2009
 
I am self-employed. I have not paid unemployment taxes for a few years. My sales have declined steadily for the past 3 years because of the economy. My savings are gone; I cannot cut anything else out of my budget. Can't find a job. My husband's social security is barely paying the monthly bills. We have enough savings to pay maybe 2 more house payments. Is there any way I can collect unemployment temporarily?
Canton

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Apr 30, 2009
 
Seriously OBAMA sucks wrote:
What he should of done was given us an extension like he promised when he got into office, not pretended to give a shit. Unlike "the one" Bush actually had the brains to help us unemployed.
My extension ran out (EUC) and Rhode Island denied my state EB extension. What am I supposed to do for food, bills, meds. They dont care becuase they dont have to give the benefits.
What am I supposed to do now?
Why did you get denied your state EB extension?
Obama seriously sucks

Warwick, RI

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Apr 30, 2009
 

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Canton wrote:
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Why did you get denied your state EB extension?
Tell you the I dont really know, they told me I needed a bye of 08 but I have a bye of 07. That is all that was said to me then hang up. Never wondered if I needed the money for bills, meds, etc.
matt H

Grand Rapids, MI

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May 1, 2009
 

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i want to know how long before i get back pay from stimulus, it was suppose to be paid before the 30th of april, it is now may 1st and i have not received my back payment. please respond to my email at sweetman4u2007@yahoo.com
Bobby A

Jackson, MI

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#29
May 1, 2009
 
I just got laid off today. I was just a part time employee about twenty five hours a week, I have been at this job about two and half years am I eligible for unemployment benefits?
Joe OOte

Detroit, MI

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Jun 2, 2009
 
Is there any extention after the EB ext???????
Joe wrote:
I would like a little more information about retraining. I am currently laid off and do not qualify for having classes paid for which is fine. I need to collect unemployment but would like to go back and retrained in a career so one day I can be usefully to society. I am having a very difficult time using these websites that transfer me to several different websites. Can anyone answer my questions??
Joe OOte

Detroit, MI

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#31
Jun 2, 2009
 
Is there any more extentions after the "EB" ext. thanks joe
Jon from Michigan

Allen Park, MI

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#32
Jun 3, 2009
 
I worked a total of 6 days while unemployed and made 600 dollars. What penalty will I have? Michigan sent me a letter wanting to know why I didn't claim I wrote and told them about my bad situation at the time. If they cancel me then I'm on the street because there are no jobs here.
Mike THiel

New Baltimore, MI

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#33
Jun 20, 2009
 
I was laid off from Chyrsler on5-8-08. THis lay off was due to a disability not on seniority(probably illegal stated that I could not work over head and therefore I could not do all work-even though I have had these restrictions in the past)
While laid off I worked for another company and have just been called back to chrysler (with my restrictions?). Since I have not worked for CHrysler in thae last year I am not eligible for vacation pay. THis year we have a mandatory 2 week vacation and the union has told me that I am not eligible for unemployment. Is this true? I am willing to work and not being compensated? Mike
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Sterling Heights, MI

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#34
Jun 26, 2009
 
If you are only laid off for a week can you collect unemployment in michigan
Sue

Grand Blanc, MI

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Jun 30, 2009
 
A friend of mine is unemployed in Michigan but not old enough to collect Social Security. They are receiving unemployment benefits. As we all know they can not meet their bills on the unemployment check alone and are considering taking early a very small pension at a reduced rate to get some additional income. The question is...will their unemployment check be reduced "dollar for dollar" of their pension check or is it a % of reduction. How is this extra income treated and how does it reduce my friends unemployment check?
Dave

Sterling Heights, MI

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#36
Jul 7, 2009
 
What maximum supplement can you make while collecting unemployment benefits in MI before the loss of a weeks benefits?
Hankbay

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Jul 19, 2009
 
Was layed off from Feb 2009. Things are not looking good. If I take early SS at 62 (in sept)Will I lose unemployment? I am still looking for work and will be after sept this year?

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I believe you can still draw unemployment if you are receiving social security without penalty but if you are receiving a pension it will be pro-rated. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Dan

Grand Rapids, MI

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Sep 6, 2009
 
IS it possable to work a part time job while collecting unemployment without it affecting the ammount you collect? If yes, then what is the actual ammount you csn collect before your benifits are reduced?
Thanks for any help.

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Dan wrote:
IS it possable to work a part time job while collecting unemployment without it affecting the ammount you collect? If yes, then what is the actual ammount you csn collect before your benifits are reduced?
Thanks for any help.
It used to be that you could earn up to 50% of your benefits and still collect. If those laws have changed in the last 2-3 years, I'm not certain.

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