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How Do I File For Underemployment In Michigan?

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There is a distinct difference between unemployment and underemployment, but the State of Michigan allows its citizens to claim benefits in both circumstances. Whereas unemployment benefits give you a living wage because you have no work to sustain yourself at all, underemployment benefit acts as a supplement to the earnings that you will receive in the week. Those who are in full-time employment (or who have more than one part-time job that amounts to full-time hours) will be unable to claim for underemployment benefit, but for people who may only be able to find paid work for about eight hours a week, it can be a lifeline.

The process of filing for underemployment in Michigan is through their website, which can be found through the Unemployment Insurance Agency. Even though the Internet usually allows us to access application forms 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the UIA’s system is only available for new entries between 07:00 and 19:00 from Monday to Saturday. In addition, because answering all of the questions can take up to three-quarters of an hour, it’s advised that you allow yourself plenty of time to answer honestly and with thought. Remember, incorrectly answering questions can be deemed as fraud because you are wrongly claiming benefits from the state.

In some cases, you will need to answer additional questions that are provided through the electronic system, and this can be used to confirm whether you are eligible or not. So you can file without any problems, make sure that you have your social security number, state ID number, and any details of the employment that you have completed in the past year and a half. Aliens from other countries are also invited to apply, but they must have the necessary documentation that pertains to their visa to work and live in the United States.
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I was recently a Manager at a Subway working days..6:30am-:2:30pm Monday thru Friday giving myself time to do the Daily Tasks of Inventory Control, ordering, scheduling & Prep. I chose this time so I could be Home with my 10 year old son while he was at school & my Husband worked nights. I was told about a Month & 1/2 ago that they could not afford to pay my wages. I would be put on nights & my Hours & Pay Wage would be cut close to half of what I had made. I was given 4 days notice to find a sitter for my son since my Husband worked nights. I asked why I was making less than another employee that I had started with when the job began...Her Answer was "Well He has been with Us from the beginning". I started the same day as the other & have had more responsibilities than any one in the company. I am making 1/2 of what I have been working..does this justify as UnderEmployment?
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My employer reduced my hours to 8 hours.  Can I get Underemployment?  Do I still have to remain at this position while I collect this benefit?
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I work at a hotel as a banquet supervisor. A lot of our business was with GM and Chrysler. Since they have gone under, our business has been cut in half as well as my hours. Can I file for under-employment?
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Hello   I was laid off for a week over the holidays   Does this make me eligible for underemployment?
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How do I file for underemployment in Michigan? I am only getting 8 hours a week instead of the 20 to 25 hours I used to get.

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