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  • Information about unemployment benefits related to Covid-19.

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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

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  • Lost Wages Assistance Update 

    The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has started processing payments for Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) for eligible Michiganders. Due to the large volume of payments to be processed, workers will begin receiving LWA payments over the next week to ten days. Initially, eligible claimants will receive LWA for the benefit weeks ending Aug. 1, Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, 2020. To be eligible for LWA, a claimant’s weekly benefit amount must be at least $100 (before deductions).

    If you are already receiving unemployment benefits, you do not need to do anything additional to qualify for this payment at this time. Continue to certify bi-weekly as you normally would. Please do not contact Customer Service regarding your LWA payment. Check your MiWAM account for information on the status of your claim. Read the full release

  • Notice of Scheduled Maintenance

    MiWAM will be unavailable from Saturday, Sept. 19 at 12:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. The system will be undergoing scheduled maintenance to enhance overall service delivery. MiWAM and eRegistration will be inaccessible during this time. All services will resume immediately after the maintenance window.

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