Am I eligible to receive benefits while pursuing Tech Elevator?

  • The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency states that a worker who is in a training or educational program approved by the Michigan Works! Agency can request a waiver to continue receiving unemployment benefits during training, even though they are not ‘available for and seeking full time work.’

  • To be eligible, the representatives will want to see that:

    • You are collecting regular UI Benefits

    • Reasonable opportunities for employment in occupations which your experience is suited for do not exist in the locality where you are claiming benefits

    • The vocational training has been approved by the local Workforce Development Board

    • You have the required aptitudes to complete the course