Michigan Unemployment Guide



Where to Apply for Unemployment Benefits

Apply for Unemployment

Unemployment Checklist

What information and documents you need.

  • Social security number
  • Employment information for the past 18 months, including
  • Your address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Non-Citizens Alien registration and the expiration date of your work authorization card
  • Driver’s License or State ID

For each employer in the past 18 months

  • Employer name and address
  • First/last day worked
  • Gross earnings


How do I get paid?

You can choose two options for your payment: direct deposit or a UIA Bank of America debit card.

But, in order to get paid, you must report that you are still unemployed by answering some questions every two weeks.

To make that report you can go online anytime through your MiWAM account, or call 1-866-500-0017.

The money posts within 2-3 business days from the date you report. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are not considered a business day.

Normally, you’d also have to register for work and provide work search, but those are not required at this time.

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Online Filing Schedule

Last names beginning with letters A-L are asked to file claims on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays.

Last names beginning with letters M-Z are asked to file claims on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.

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