Michigan partial unemployment
2 questions, i live in Michigan work for a school district(bus driver) they threatened to privatize unless we took consessions we took a 4 dollar pay cut plus cut our hours which puts me making about 16000 per year about 8000 less and figured on the mi site that i would be entitled to a partial if this is allowed as a school employee. second question; in june of last year they gave us a letter of guaranteed job next school year. but they actually were looking into privatizing by oct. i'm sure we would have been eligible for unemployment had we applied but seeing as they gave us a guarantee of employment no one thought about applying. is it possible to go back and get this from last summer or is it to late shirley
No, I doubt you could go back anc collect for a period of total unemployment now
Additionally, you're a school district employee .. the rules are different for most school employees.
Reasonable Assurance of a return to work is the issue that unemployment departments look at. And if you only work during the school year .. benefits are only paid during the summer if you don't have reasonable assurance .. that's what the letters are for.
It's kind of like being a "seasonal worker". You can't collect benefits except in the "season that work is available".