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  • How to Certify for Unemployment Benefits?

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How to Certify for Benefits

  • After you file for benefits, you will receive Form UIA 1575C, Monetary Determination, which includes information such as your weekly benefit amount, the number of weeks you are allowed, and when to begin certifying.

Certify Online

Certify Online

  • You may certify online through the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) at Michigan.gov/uia

    • Go to your MiWAM UI Claim page – Account Alerts - You have benefits weeks that have not been certified – click here to Certify”
    • Answer the questions for Week 1   Yes or No
    • Review and click SUBMIT
    • Answer the questions for week 2   Yes or No
    • Review and click SUBMIT

    Benefit payments will be issued in 2-3 business days. If you do not receive your payment in 2-3 business days, contact the agency by sending a message in through your MiWAM account or call 1-866-500-0017.

Report Any Earnings

Report Any Earnings

  • You may work part time and collect a partial unemployment benefit payment. Be sure to report the total gross earnings for work you performed in the week you are claiming. The total gross earnings are earnings before any deductions (taxes and withholdings).

Certify by Phone

Certify by Phone

  • You may also certify by phone at 1-866-638-3993 Monday - Saturday; 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m