LANSING — The Extended Benefit (EB) program will end as Michigan’s jobless numbers are below the level required by federal law to continue the EB program. Michigan fell below the required level on Jan. 28, 2012.
The EB program provides up to 20 weeks of unemployment benefits to those who exhaust their state and Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits. The weekly benefit amount is the same amount as what the individual received in state benefits. The EUC program remains unaffected by this change.