Answers to your unemployment questions

Answers to your unemployment questions

There are 61 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Mar 10, 2009, titled Answers to your unemployment questions. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan.

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#41 Sep 7, 2009
According to the way I read it, you can work part-time but your benefit will be decreased by a percentage of what you earn.
Danny

Tucson, AZ

#42 Sep 9, 2009
Looks like my company is going to fire me for too meny unexcused absenses. Can I still collect Unemployment if they FIRE ME???(Single DADS just do not get the breaks ever!!!)
Kim

United States

#43 Sep 12, 2009
If the company that bought my existing employer relocates out of town and I can't go, can I collect unemployment?
Kim

United States

#44 Sep 12, 2009
Rick wrote:
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
Can call customer Service Thursday or Fridays
866-500-0017 option 3 to speak to customer service rep
ghe

Grand Rapids, MI

#45 Sep 12, 2009
My neighbor and his wife have not worked in over a year. They have 3 kids, one who is handicapped. They are renting the house next to me, I don't know what the rent is on it, plus they pay for all utilities. These people have 3 vehicles, a boat and they just bought a camper and a new plasma tv, plus a gaming set.
How in the heck can they afford all of this?????
Obviously the government is paying their rent, utilities, cell phone and auto repairs. How do people get away with this scam???
heather

Pinconning, MI

#46 Sep 14, 2009
I have been harassed at work by one of my supervisors for almost a year now..i have told my manager and my district manager and have written documentation of the instances..It is still happening and just yesterday my manager left a voicemail on my phone to deal with it or find another job. It has gottan so bad that it has made me sick and i have missed work because of it..Can I quit my job and still qualify for unemployment benefits? I have a family to support and there aren't many jobs if any around where i live...Do I really have to just put up with this or can I leave and not have to worry about it anymore?
Confused

Swartz Creek, MI

#47 Sep 22, 2009
After being permanently laid off by my company in March, they are now offering me a "short term contract position". The problem is it is over an hour drive one way. Will I lose my unemployment benefits if I turn this down? Is there a limit on how far they can make you drive?
Lori

Davisburg, MI

#48 Nov 18, 2009
I have been laid off from a job in Michigan I held for 11 years. I took a full time position with a company in Texas doing at home transcription. It is paid by production, but I am making far less than minimum wage versus being laid off from a company making very good wages. I have only worked there for 6 weeks. How can I get unemployment? Can I quit based on the fact that I am not making minimum wage? I need help.
Mani

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#49 Jan 6, 2010
Say if my benifit year was orginally 52 weeks and my benifit year is almost over is that when the extentions start?And if so do you have to re-appy, and if so how?
Mani

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#50 Jan 6, 2010
Confused wrote:
After being permanently laid off by my company in March, they are now offering me a "short term contract position". The problem is it is over an hour drive one way. Will I lose my unemployment benefits if I turn this down? Is there a limit on how far they can make you drive?
You should call the UIE hotline and ask them.Because thats a question that no one can trully answer
dave

Livonia, MI

#51 Jan 9, 2010
what is the maximum monatary benifit if qualify.
Bentely

Rockford, MI

#52 Jan 9, 2010
dave wrote:
what is the maximum monatary benifit if qualify.
It used to be $350 a week, but that was several years ago.
okeN

Grand Rapids, MI

#53 Jan 10, 2010
I believe $362 a week plus the extra $25 from the prez. That is going to depend on what you made before you lost your job for whatever reason.
dutchsd

United States

#54 Jan 26, 2010
when do we get a statement so we can file our taxes, of benifits recieved in 2009
Doug H

Grand Rapids, MI

#55 Jul 21, 2010
I was getting unemployment and got a contract position for one year. The contract will be up in October of 2010. Will I be eligible for unemployment bebifits at that time? How do I find out!
Concerned Daughter

Jacksonville, AR

#56 Aug 2, 2010
My father has been laid off from work for almost a year now. In the last six months, he has developed constant and tremedous pain in his hip and knees and needs surgery. However, my father will not do the surgery because he needs to be seeking and available for work in order to recieve his unemployment benifits. Is there anything he can do to get the surgery and still recieve his unemployment benefits while he is recovering?
Wendy

Birmingham, MI

#57 Jan 27, 2011
After I filled for (EB) benefits the letter said I would get a letter within ten days determining my eligibility,a determination will be mailed to me dose it take longer then ten days sometimes to get your answer sent to you? Also I was wondering when I fill out apps on line how should I go about filling out the record of work search?(name and title of person contacted)result? How will I know the answer if I fill the app out on line.there's only so many places in person you can fill out a paper app.
Thank you very much !
P.s. I'm sure a lot of people are wondering the same questions.
shane

Belmont, MI

#58 Sep 8, 2013
If I got laid off from an employer and got a new job but quit can I collect unemployment from the employer that laid me off?

Since: Feb 10

Grand Rapids, MI

#59 Sep 8, 2013
shane wrote:
If I got laid off from an employer and got a new job but quit can I collect unemployment from the employer that laid me off?
From the handbook;

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/uia_ClmUnem...

Qualifying requirements – The UIA will look at your standard base period to determine if your wages qualify you for unemployment benefits. The standard base period includes the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters prior to when you filed your claim. The four calendar quarters in a year are: January – March, April – June, July – September and October – December.
If you cannot qualify based on your standard base period, the UIA will consider your wages in the “alternate” base period, which is the four most recently completed calendar quarters.
There are two ways in which your wages may qualify you for unemployment benefits:
•“Regular” qualifying method:(a) For benefit years beginning January 4, 2009, and after, you must have wages in at least two quarters in your base period. In one quarter, your wages must be at least $2,871; and (b) total wages for all four quarters must equal at least one and a half times the highest amount of wages paid in any quarter of the base period.($2,871 x 1.5 =$4,306.50)
OR
• Alternate Earnings Qualifier (AEQ):(a) You must have wages in at least two quarters; and (b) total wages for all four quarters must equal at least 20 times the state average weekly wage (SAWW). For 2013, the AEQ amount is $17,731.20 [20 x $886.56 (SAWW)=$17,731.20].
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Westland, MI

#60 Sep 9, 2013
My 22 year old can find all kinds of jobs...... He held three while going to college..... Get a job...... Tax the poor!

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