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Supplemental – But Lower – Unemployment Payments to Continue

Michigan intends to take part in the federal program that would give an extra $300 per week to unemployed workers.

The stipend replaces the $600 per week allowance originally granted under the CARES Act, which expired at the end of July.

With Congress unable to agree on an extension, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that appeared to authorize a $400 weekly payment.

However, to reach that level, states would need to provide 25 percent of the money. Michigan and other cash-strapped states say they can’t.

The executive order does allow states to proceed with just the $300 per week of federal money. It will be paid retroactive to August 1st.

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