On March 16, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer temporarily expanded eligibility for unemployment benefits by executive order. This Order is effective immediately and lasts until Tuesday, April 14 at 11:59 p.m.
Under Executive Order 2020-10, unemployment benefits are extended to:
Governor Whitmer’s office also stated that the State is “seeking solutions for self-employed workers and independent contractors who traditionally do not have access to unemployment insurance.”
Access to benefits for unemployed workers will also be extended as follows:
The Order also states that employers will not be charged for unemployment benefits if their employees become unemployed because of an executive order requiring them to close or limit operations.
A press release with more details from Governor Whitmer’s office can be found here.