Skip Navigation
LARA: Unemployment Insurance Official Web Site for the State of Michigan Home
close print view

Beware of Unemployment Insurance Scams Unemployment Insurance Agency reminds citizens to file claims through official state website

Agency: Unemployment Insurance Agency

April 4, 2012 - The State of Michigan is warning unemployed workers to avoid using non-official State of Michigan websites that solicit fees or personal information in order to apply for unemployment benefits.

Recently, customers have reported receiving solicitations by email where they are asked to provide personal and financial information or are charged fees to file unemployment claims.

The Agency urges claimants to file unemployment insurance claims using the official State of Michigan website at

When filing a claim for unemployment benefits, individuals must be sure they are on the actual State of Michigan website. The website for Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency is If a website requests credit card information or attempts to register you for a kit for state or federal unemployment benefits or work search services, know that this did not originate from Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency.

Customers also have the option of filing their unemployment benefit claims by phone at UIA's toll-free claims telephone line, 1-866-500-0017. Phone applications can be filed weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Additionally, UIA's website is available to accept unemployment claims between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Customers should visit and select "File an Unemployment Claim Online."

The Agency communicates with claimants directly through their claim web accounts, which clients create when they register at its website. To register for an online claim web account, visit and select "UIA Online Services for Unemployed Workers." Users will be taken to a login page where they can register and create their online account with the Agency.

For more information about LARA, please visit
Follow us on Twitter
"Like" us on Facebook or find us on YouTube

Related Content
 •  Unemployed Workers Can Claim Benefits on Veterans Day
 •  New UIA Gaylord Office to Open November 12
 •  Michigan Unemployment Insurance Gaylord Office Relocates Customers can use new offices beginning November 6
 •  UIA Houghton Office Relocates
 •  New Unemployment Insurance System Open for Business; Customers are reminded to use the agency's online system for speedy communication with the agency
 •  Federally-funded Unemployment Benefits Reduced Due to Sequester
 •  Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency Undergoes Computer System Upgrade; Agency Services Unavailable on September 26-30
 •  Unemployed Workers Can Claim Benefits Throughout Labor Day Holiday
 •  UIA Saginaw Office Relocates
 •  Unemployment Insurance Agency Invites Employers to Attend Seminars; Free Seminars being held through mid-October across the state
 •  Beware of Business Charging a Fee to File Unemployment Benefits
 •  Unemployed Workers Can Claim Benefits Throughout Fourth of July Holiday
 •  Unemployed Workers Can Claim Benefits Throughout Memorial Day Holiday
 •  Federally-funded Unemployment Benefits Reduced Due to Sequester
 •  Unemployed Workers Can Claim Unemployment Benefits Throughout Presidents Day Holiday
 •  Unemployment Insurance Agency Makes Jobless Benefit Statements Available Online
 •  Unemployed Workers Can Claim Unemployment Benefits Throughout National MLK Holiday
 •  Legislation Extends Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program through 2013
 •  Unemployed Workers Can Claim Unemployment Benefits Throughout Thanksgiving Week
 •  Unemployed Workers Can Claim Benefits Although State Offices Closed on Election Day and Veterans Day
QR code Home
PoliciesMichigan Survey

Copyright © 2014 State of Michigan