Governor Snyder Signs Bill Extending Unemployment Benefits

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill Monday morning that will extend unemployment benefits to 35,000 people. Extended benefits would have ended on April 1 to those affected by the bill. Governor Snyder says that the extension is a lifeline for families relying on unemployment benefits from the government. The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth is notifying affected residents that they will continue receiving their remaining 20 weeks of extended benefits. People currently receiving Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits will not be affected by the bill. Once they have exhausted their emergency benefits they will be notified to apply for the extended benefits. FOX 32 News will continue to bring you the latest from Lansing.