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Mortgage Payment Forbearance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer and Michigan’s Financial Institutions Agree to Partnership for Providing Borrowers 90-day Mortgage- Payment Forbearance Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) today announce the creation of the MiMortgage Relief Partnership with over 200 of Michigan’s financial institutions to recognize and expand […]

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USCIS Offices Preparing to Reopen on June 4

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS is readying offices to reopen on or after June 4. Employees in these offices are continuing to perform mission-essential services that do not […]

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Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Directs Michiganders to Wear Homemade Masks in Enclosed Public Spaces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2020  Media Contact: Press@michigan.gov Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Directs Michiganders to Wear Homemade Masks in Enclosed Public Spaces Governor’s Executive Order Lifts Restrictions on Activities like Lawn Care, Golfing, Boating LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-59, extending her “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through […]

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Supplemental Security Income Recipients Will Receive Automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

Press Release Wednesday, April 15, 2020 For Immediate Release Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer press.office@ssa.gov News Release SOCIAL SECURITY Supplemental Security Income Recipients Will Receive Automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments SSI Recipients with Dependent Children Should Still Go To IRS.gov to Provide Their Information The Social Security Administration announced today that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) […]

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Governor Whitmer Extends, Expands “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to Save Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2020  Media Contact: Press@Michigan.gov  Governor Whitmer Extends, Expands “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to Save Lives Governor directs all Michiganders to stay home, stay safe through April 30 LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Whitmer signed executive order 2020-42, extending her prior “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through the end of April. […]

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2020 Contact: press@michigan.gov Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year Executive Order sets guidelines for remote learning, ensures teachers, school employees will be paid for remainder of school year LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders […]

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Michigan retailers warn lottery tickets lines are unsafe during coronavirus pandemic

Some are calling upon the state to shut down the sale of lottery tickets, saying it’s a nonessential business. They note that lottery tickets can be purchased online. “They’re endangering the store owners, the customers,” said Martin Manna, president of the Chaldean Chamber of Commerce, which advocates for numerous stores in metro Detroit. “They’ve been asking: […]

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Governor Announces New Programs to Increase and Expand Unemployment Benefits for Workers Affected by COVID-19; Benefits increased for all unemployed workers, expanded to self-employed and low-wage workers

Contact: Jason Moon, 517-282-0041 (media only) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced new programs for workers affected by COVID-19. The governor, under the federal CARES Act, signed an agreement between Michigan and the U.S. Dept. of Labor to implement Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Compensation programs that grant benefits to workers who do not already qualify for state […]

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