• 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.

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  • Michigan Employer Advisor - Spring 2018 PDF icon


  • Identity Theft Fact Sheets

    FS 166 Protecting Unemployment Benefits from Identity Theft

    FS 167 Protecting Your Business and Employees from Identity Theft

    UIA continues to see a number of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims being filed as a result of identity theft. If you are the victim of identity theft, the best course of action is to complete the Statement of Identity Theft (Form 6349) and mail or fax it back to the UIA. Find more steps to take when you are the victim of identity theft in Fact Sheet 166.


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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.


  • 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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