Labor and Economic Opportunity
In order to file a combined wage claim (CWC) you must have earned wages in Michigan and one or more other states. If you choose to file a CWC claim, the wages from all states you worked in within the past 18 months must be used. There are two ways to file a claim for Unemployment: online or by phone. To file online, visit Michigan.gov/uia. If you have already set up a MiWAM account, log in and click on ‘View all Claims' under the heading ‘I Want To’. The option to file a claim will be listed under the 'Account Alerts'. To file by phone at 1-866-500-0017 and listen for the prompt to file a claim. Please be prepared to provide your current address and phone number; your Driver’s License or state ID number; and the names, addresses, and dates of employment for all your employers during the past 18 months.