This update is mostly about UIA/PUA with a quick note on PPP and EIDL
On July 4, 2020 the President signed into law S.4116 which reauthorizes lending under the PPP thru August 8, 2020. The program had ended on June 30, 2020.
Also, the EEIG has ended but on June 15, 2020 the SBA resumed taking applications for the EIDL.
Any questions on either of these programs give us a call.
It has come to my attention that there are new questions being asked by UIA when certifying regarding Covid-19. I believe the questions may only show up if you do not have work history and are only getting unemployment benefits as part of the PUA program.
Below are some screen shots of the new PUA certifying questions.
Till the next update
On your next certification for your federal CARES Act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits, you will be required to answer four additional certification questions to ensure continuation of your benefits. The questions will be asked whether you certify online with MiWAM or by phone with MARVIN. If you certify by phone, please listen carefully for the new questions to ensure you answer accurately.
The first question is a self-certification and asks:
What is the COVID-19 related reason you were unemployed or working reduced hours?
As displayed below, it will list several COVID-19 related reasons you were unemployed or working reduced hours during the week you are certifying for.
For questions 1 through 14, you should answer YES to all of the reasons that apply. If questions 1 through 14 apply, answer No to question 15.
If the only reason you are unable to work, are unavailable for work, or not capable of seeking work was due to COVID-19, you should answer YES to the new questions as displayed below.
You must respond to these new certification questions each week you are certifying in order to remain eligible for benefits.
More information is available on the UIA website to guide you through the unemployment insurance process. Please check our website for frequently asked questions, video tutorials and other information that may answer your questions.
Visit the Michigan.gov/coronavirus for the latest COVID-19 updates and resources from the State of Michigan.