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Unemployment Insurance 101

How Do I File a Claim?

How Do I File a Claim?

What Do I Need to File?

What Do I Need to File?

    • Social Security number
    • Employment information for the past 18 months: employer name and address, first/last day worked/ gross earnings
    • Your address, phone number, date of birth
    • Non-Citizens Alien registration and the expiration date of your work authorization card
    • Driver's License or State ID

What's Next?

What's Next?

  • How do I get paid?
    In order to get paid, EVERY TWO WEEKS you must report (certify) that you are still unemployed by answering some questions.
     
    How do I report?
    • Online 24/7 through your MiWAM account.
    • Phone MARVIN (1-866-638-3993) Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Payment posts within 2-3 business days from the date you report. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are not considered a business day.

    There are two options for payment
    • Direct deposit through your bank or credit union - You will need your routing number and account number
    • UIA debit card

Questions on your Claim?

Questions on Your Claim?

    • Visit Michigan.gov/UIA for tools and resources
    • Access your MIWAM account 24/7
    • Chat with an agent Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 
    • Call our Customer Service line at 866-500-0017, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Schedule an appointment online with the option of a closed-captioned virtual meeting for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
    • Ask Ava, UIA's 24/7 chat feature.