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Are there other types of Work Search Waivers?

Temporary Layoff - Registration and Seeking Work Waiver

If you are expected to return to full-time work with your employer within 45 days from the date you filed or reopened your claim, your employer can request that you be waived from the work search requirements. The employer is required to request this waiver before laying off workers.  If an employer has requested and been approved for a 45-day waiver, your Monetary Determination will state that you have been waived from the work search requirement.

Temporary Layoff - Short-Term Waiver

If you are laid off and expect to return to work within 15 days of your layoff date, you can apply for a work search waiver at the time you file your claim.  If approved, your Monetary Determination will state that you have been waived from the work search requirement. 

Training Waiver

If you are in school attending an approved course of study, you may qualify for a training waiver which also waives the work search requirement.  To apply for a training waiver, you must contact a Michigan Works! Office.  Michigan Works will assist you with the application submission to UIA.  If approved, the work search requirement will be waived.