Federally-funded benefits end as unemployment rate drops in Mich.
Updated: Wednesday, March 27 2013, 08:44 AM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan residents will no longer be able to receive certain federally-funded benefits now that the state's unemployment rate is below nine percent.
It's the 99ers who will be most affected.
After April 13th Michigan residents will no longer be able to make Tier 4 unemployment claims under the Emergency Unemployment Program.
That program currently gives seven-weeks of additional support but only in states with higher unemployment rates.
Current Tier 4 recipients will continue to receive their benefits until they're exhausted.
Right now there are 205,000 people collecting unemployment in Michigan.