• The Michigan Talent Investment Agency operates the unemployment insurance program. This program provides temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. The program is funded through unemployment taxes paid by employers.

What's New

  • Unemployment Insurance: Federal Government Shutdown Questions and Answers PDF icon

    With the federal government shutdown, there is no immediate impact to TIA or the programs that we administer.


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    Individuals must complete a bi-weekly certification to receive unemployment benefits.  The preferred method is to complete this online through MiWAM at Michigan.gov/uia. An alternative method is to certify via telephone (also referred to as MARVIN).  The call windows previously restricted claimants to calling Monday through Wednesday based upon their SSN.  This restriction is now removed.  Individuals who wish to certify by telephone instead of online can now call MARVIN at 1-866-638-3993 anytime Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.


  • Appeals Hearing video

    This video outlines the process, gives helpful tips and lets you know how to prepare for an unemployment appeals hearing.


  • Work Share
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    The Work Share Program is a voluntary program that provides employers facing a decline in business with an alternative to layoffs.

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