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How do childcare employees file for unemployment insurance
The fastest and preferred method is to file for unemployment insurance benefits online using the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) at Michigan.gov/UIA.
MiWAM is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You must first sign in to MILogin to access or create a MiWAM account. For step by step instructions, view the MiWAM Toolkit for Claimants. You may also file by phone at 1-866-500-0017. If you are hearing impaired, TTY service is available at 1-866-366-0004.
For more information about how to file for unemployment benefits, visit Michigan.gov/UIA.
I still have questions about unemployment and my childcare business. Where can I get help?
We encourage you to visit the Michigan.gov/UIA for more information. If you still have questions, you can contact the call center at 866-500-0017.