Nightside Report March 16, 2021: How to track your $1,400 stimulus payment, Social workers will go with Livonia police on mental health crisis calls
Officials at the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service said Friday, March 12, 2021 that processing the new round of stimulus payments has already begun, with the aim of having the first payments start showing up in bank accounts this weekend. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)When will you get your stimulus payment? Here’s how to track the $1,400DETROIT – Stimulus checks started rolling into bank accounts over the weekend but there are still a lot of people with questions about their stimulus payment. There is an online tracking tool that will give you an idea of when you’ll receive your payment. On Tuesday, a group of business and health leaders laid the groundwork to answer that very question.
4 hard-hit Metro Detroit areas to get first vaccine appointments at Ford Field
DETROIT – Michigan residents can register for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Ford Field in Detroit. The vaccination site is set to officially open on March 24. Officials with Meijer said the response has been incredible -- more than 35,000 people registered for COVID vaccine at Ford Field in first day. Those wishing to register can text EndCovid to 75049 and select Ford Field as the location. Free parking will be available at the vaccination site.
Michigan reopens pandemic unemployment assistance as system struggles to keep up with demand
DETROIT – It has been riddled with problems since the start of the pandemic, but on Monday the Michigan Insurance Agency rolled out some badly needed changes. In order to help the thousands of unemployed people across the state it rolled out an updated computer system. It gives you an idea of just how dysfunctional the unemployment system is when the newly updated system crashed Monday morning. This new update covers pandemic unemployment assistance known as PUA and pandemic emergency unemployment compensation or PEUC. Answer: This is an issue with the state’s MiLogin system and is affecting more than the unemployment system.