Welcome to the Unemployment Insurance Agency

  • The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) operates Michigan's unemployment insurance program which collects unemployment taxes from employers and provides temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own.

    UIA offers online services to customers through the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM).

What's New

  • Monday, February 20, 2017


    All Unemployment Insurance Agency offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, in observance of President’s Day. 

    Due to the holiday, please allow a two to three-day delay before your benefit payment is deposited to your financial institution or loaded onto your debit card.


    • You can still file your unemployment claim online through MiWAM. 
    • If you need to certify for benefits you can do so online or through MARVIN by phone. 
  • Questions About Your Unemployment Fraud Case or Data Security Incident.


    Question about your unemployment fraud case

    If you have questions about your unemployment fraud case and your determination was issued between October 2013 and August 2015, please call 1-800-638-6372, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Data Security Button

    If you are a resident or employer with questions about the data security incident and want to know what steps you can take, please call 1-855-707-8387,  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • Make Sure Your Contact Information is Updated

    Many people are requesting information about a review of past fraud determination cases, and the agency is working with claimants to answer questions.

    If you had an unemployment claim from 2013 through 2015, and your case is part of the review, you will be notified by the agency. It is vitally important that your contact information, including your phone number, address and email, are up to date. Update your address online via your MiWAM account, or complete and mail Form UIA 1925, Request for Name and/or Address Change, or call our customer service line at 1-866-500-0017. Thank you for your patience as we work to serve you better.


  • New Lien Process and Recording Fees