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What You Should Know When Claiming Benefits
- Accurately Report the Reason You Are Unemployed.
- Accurately report you reason for separation from your job when you initially file your claim for benefits.
- Report Any Wages You Are Earning.
- You must report you gross wages for e?ach week you work. Report all earnings, including part-time or temporary work.
- Be Available for Work.
- In order to collect benefits, you must continually report that you are able, available and willing to accept suitable work.
- A person claiming unemployment benefits for any week of unemployment is required to conduct a systematic and sustained work search for each week they claim unemployment benefits. You must report your record of work search at least once a month.
- Do Not Commit Fraud.
- Follow the rules to preventing yourself from committing fraud. Failure to follow legal requirements has serious consequences UI Benefit Fraud FAQ.
- Review the Handbook For Unemployed Workers.
- Know Your Responsibilities and Ask for Help.
- If you have questions, you can submit an online inquiry about your claim through MiWAM. You can also call the Agency’s toll-free customer service telephone number at 1-(866)-500-0017 or please visit your Unemployment Insurance Local Office.
- Don't Delay - As soon As You Begin Working Again, Report Your Return to Work.
- As soon as you begin working, notify UIA. Avoid committing fraud; do not wait until you receive your first paycheck.