Welcome to the Unemployment Insurance Agency

  • MiWAM will be temporarily unavailable from Saturday, 09/23/2017 at 06:00 AM EST, there will be scheduled downtime for MiWAM, lasting until 12:00 PM EST. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience. 

  • 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

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

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    Individuals living or working in Bay, Gladwin, Isabella, or Midland counties and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe within Isabella County whose employment was lost or interrupted due to the severe storms and flooding from June 22 – 27, 2017, can apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Applications must be filed by September 5, 2017. For more information about Disaster Unemployment Assistance, please call 866-241-0152.

    DUA Application Package 

    DUA Brochure (UIA - 1873)

    Application for DUA Benefits (UIA- 1554)

    DUA Rights Guide (UIA- 1071)

    Press Release

  • 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.


  • Free Seminars for Employers

    UI 2017 Employer Seminars

    Learn more about the state’s unemployment insurance and tax benefit programs at the 2017 Employer Seminars held around the state through September. Register online for a seminar in your area.

    All About Benefits presentation 

    Your Tax Account presentation 


  • Questions About Your Unemployment Fraud Case.


    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.