“Able and Available” Issue Form

My legislation, Senate Bill 445, was signed into law by Governor Whitmer. Senate Bill 445 turns off the “able and available” requirement for federal unemployment claims filed during the pandemic. Part-time workers and those who could not work full-time will not have to pay back the benefits they received and/or may be eligible to claim benefits that were denied.

If your claim was affected by the “able and available” requirement, you should have received a letter that looks similar to this:


Please fill out the form below only if you were denied, had your unemployment benefits halted or had your eligibility redetermined because of the “able and available” requirement:


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