News (AP) - Federal unemployment benefits restored in Mich.

LANSING (AP) -- The state says federal unemployment benefits have been restored to about 69,500 people in Michigan who were cut off in July.

Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency said last Thursday it has issued about $38 million in retroactive payments over the past two weeks.

The agency says it began making some payments to jobless workers on July 23, the day after President Barack Obama signed into law a restoration of benefits for people who have been out of work for six months or more.

The state says people should have received their benefit payments two to three business days following their most recent contact with the Unemployment Insurance Agency's automated system. The average weekly benefit is about $300.



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Published: Mon, Aug 9, 2010