S.U.B. Pay Trustees
Jon DeRoo, Chairman
S.U.B. Benefits (UPDATED AS OF 09/20/2021)
Please complete a S.U.B. application within 48 hours if you are:
Laid off (including one or two day calls)
Going on Workers Compensation
Going on Disability
You will be added to Out-of-Work list. S.U.B. gross pay is currently $300/week for Journeymen and $150/week for Apprentice.
When you are collecting your S.U.B. payment, you must submit your UIA Benefit Payment History statement to the S.U.B. office in a timely manner.
We cannot pay more than four weeks of S.U.B. at a time.
Your bank statement or UIA debit card will no longer be accepted as proof of receiving state benefits.
You must provide the Benefit Payment History statement from the UIA website from Michigan or out of state.
For out of state claims: in the event you cannot access an online account, you must provide a Determination Statement of your claim.
If you have any questions, contact Jon DeRoo at the (248) 762-9238.
Filing for Unemployment with the State of Michigan
Filing for unemployment with the State of Michigan can be done two ways:
– File Online at the MiWAM (Michigan Web Account Manager for Claimants and Employers)
– File by phone at +1 (866) 500-0017
Both methods can be used to file either a new or additional (reinstatement of benefits) claim. You can also go to the main Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency site for more information.
Filing a New Claim
To file a new claim you must qualify for unemployment benefits. The qualifications are listed in the How do I qualify for unemployment benefits? section of the Frequently Asked Questions document.
Some of the basic requirements are:
Have lived and worked only in Michigan during the last 18 months.
Have not filed an unemployment claim within the past 10 years.
Have no wages from the federal government.
Those applying for unemployment benefits are required to register at the local
Michigan Works Service Center if they are not returning to work within 120 days. Please enter your zip code at the Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Centers to find the location nearest to you.
Please call the Livonia Service Center at (734) 513-4900 if you have questions or to get their available hours.
MARVIN (Michigan Automated Response Voice Interactive Network)
Use MARVIN to phone in your continued weeks of benefits. This is MANDATORY! Mail-in forms are no longer accepted. Call MARVIN for more information:
UIA Direct Deposit
Applicants will have the option of having direct deposit into their personal checking account or on to an UIA issued debit card.
To be eligible for Supplemental Unemployment Benefits (S.U.B.)
One or Two Day Calls (under 16 hours)
Bereavement for the death of immediate family members
A Member Must
– Register on the Out-of-Work list of Local 98, in person, within two days of layoff
– Register with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA)
Members must bring in your UIA Benefit Payment History statement to the S.U.B. Fund office within four weeks after receiving it or you may be disqualified to receive S.U.B. benefits.
Your bank statement or UIA debit card will no longer be accepted as proof as receiving state benefits. You must provide the Benefit Payment statement from the UIA website.
A member who quits a job or is fired will be placed at the bottom of the Out-of-Work list and is not eligible for S.U.B. pay until returning to work, then laid off again.
Disability (sick or injured, non-occupational)
Members who are paid a weekly disability benefit by Plumbers Local 98 Insurance Fund for three or more working days (Monday thru Friday), are entitled to a S.U.B. benefit for each such week providing they are not paid for more than 16 hours of work at the straight time rate during the seven day period.
Workers Compensation Benefits (injury on-the-job)
Members who are paid workers compensation benefits for three or more working days (Monday thru Sunday), are entitled to a S.U.B. benefit check providing they are not paid for more than 16 hours of work at the straight time hourly rate during the seven day period.
** This is a condensed version of the official rules of the S.U.B. Fund. The Trustees of the fund, on the basis of the complete and official rules, will make final decisions for all appeals.