Welcome to my e-newsletter! I’m honored and humbled to serve as our community’s voice at the Capitol in Lansing. As we continue into the term, rest assured that the challenges families in our community and state are facing are at the top of my legislative priorities.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office by phone at (517) 373-0152 or email at AmosONeal@house.mi.gov if we can help.
State Representative, 95th House District
In this issue:
- Upcoming Community Conversation Sept. 16
- Governor Whitmer Constituent Services on the Road
- Federal Unemployment Programs Ending Sept. 4
Upcoming Community Conversation
Please join in on our upcoming community conversation on Sept. 16, starting at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live. I will give a brief legislative update. Then, we will have a conversation about the broad range of local resources available within our community.
Our special guests: 211 Northeast Michigan, United Way of Saginaw County and First Ward Community Service will also give a presentation.
We hope to save some time for Q&A, so come with questions for our guests. You can join us on Facebook Live by clicking here or searching @StateRepAmosONeal.
I hope to see you there!
Gov. Whitmer Constituent Services on the Road
On Wednesday, Sept. 8, members of Gov. Whitmer’s constituent services staff will be in our area to meet by appointment and assist individuals with issues or questions you may have related to state, federal or local government. As public servants, our priority is putting Michiganders first. We look forward to meeting with everyone interested and finding ways to make a real difference in your life right now.
We will be joined by staff from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee’s office and Saginaw County Community Action Center. If you’re interested in meeting with us, please take a moment to request an appointment. The exact location will be shared after appointments are scheduled. Please note that appointments are limited, but our team will do our best to follow up with everyone who indicates interest to help you work through your issue.
Looking forward to seeing you in Saginaw!
Federal Unemployment Programs End Sept. 4
Several federal unemployment programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), end on Sept. 4. Even if you have unused weeks remaining on a PUA or PEUC claim, weeks after Sept. 4 will not be paid.
These programs were set to end on March 14 but were extended to Sept. 4 by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
Payments before Sept. 4 that are pending review, protest, non-monetary issues etc., can still be paid once those issues are resolved. These programs ending will not affect claimants on a regular state unemployment claim.
For more information on these federal unemployment programs, please visit Michigan.gov/uia.