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T&C Unemployment Insurance News And Updates – February 28, 2024

HAWAII – Reimbursing Statement of Account Error

The Hawaii Unemployment Insurance Department has notified reimbursable employers that there was a misprint in their February Statement of Account notices. According to the state, interest charges for March were incorrectly included on the statements. However, they have confirmed that this inadvertent inclusion does not impact any employer balances. If an account remains delinquent after February, interest charges will apply and be assessed appropriately for March.

To view your current balance, you can log in to your online account at

MICHIGAN – Disaster Unemployment Assistance Benefits Available

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to individuals who were affected by severe storms, including tornadoes and flooding, that occurred from August 24-26, 2023 in Michigan. Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, and Wayne counties were included in the Major Disaster Declaration by FEMA and impacted individuals who live in, work in, or travel through these counties may be eligible for DUA benefits.

Applications can be mailed to the following address beginning February 27 and must be submitted by March 27, 2024:

Unemployment Insurance Agency
Multi-Service Center
9023 Joseph Campau
Hamtramck, MI 48212

Individuals can download a DUA Information Packet from the Michigan website to get started.

As a reminder, DUA is an unemployment insurance benefit made available after a disaster and is only available to individuals who:

  • Have applied for and used all regular unemployment benefits from any state, or do not qualify for unemployment benefits.
  • Worked or were self-employed or scheduled to begin work or self-employment in the disaster area.
  • Can no longer work or perform services because of physical damage or destruction to the place of employment as a direct result of the disaster.
  • Establish that the work or self-employment they can no longer perform was their primary source of income.
  • Cannot perform work or self-employment because of an injury as a direct result of the disaster.
  • Became the breadwinner or major support of a household because of the death of the head of household.
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