What's New


    All Unemployment Insurance offices will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day, Monday, February 18.

    Due to the holiday, please allow a two to three-day delay before your benefit payment is deposited to your financial institution or loaded onto your debit card.

    · You can still file your unemployment claim online through MiWAM. 

    · If you need to certify for benefits you can do so online with MiWAM or by phone 1-866-638-3993. 

    For Federal Employees

    For employees who have been furloughed as a direct result of the federal government shutdown: a deal was reached to end the partial government shutdown until February 15, 2019.

    The "Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019" guarantees back pay for employees who have been furloughed. If you received unemployment benefits during the shutdown, you will be required to repay the UI benefits received. For more information, including how to repay benefits or withdraw a claim, review the Federal Government Shutdown FAQ's and the Federal Employees Furloughed Due to Government Shutdown letter. 

    For Employers

    If you are experiencing a decline in business that may require a reduction in staff as a result of the federal shutdown, you are encouraged to consider enrollment in the Work Share program. With Work Share, employers can reduce workers’ hours while workers receive partial unemployment benefits. Find out more information on our Work Share page.

  • Work Registration

    If you were unable to register for work on Jan. 28, Jan. 30 or Jan. 31 due to an MWA office closure, you are still required to register for work. Please read the Update on Work Registration for further information.

    1099-G Tax Statements Available Online

    Form 1099-G, "Certain Government Payments," is the year-end tax statement issued to those who have received unemployment benefits. Individuals who received benefits in 2018 have been sent a copy of the statements via U.S. mail, but you may also view or print your statement online through your MiWAM account. To view or print your 1099-G, log in to your MiWAM account. Under I WANT TO, click on View 1099-G.

  • New Login process to access your MiWAM account

    MILogin is a new single sign on system that connects your unemployment account through the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) and your jobseeker account through Pure Michigan Talent Connect (PMTC). You must create a MILogin account before you can create or access your MiWAM account. Visit our MILogin page for more information on how to set up your account or how to associate your MILogin and MiWAM accounts.

    Click HERE for other available options for filing for benefits, claiming weeks of benefits, responding to fact-finding requests or registering for work.

    Contact UIA

    The Saginaw Unemployment Insurance Office has moved to a new location. Visit us at 515 N. Washington Ave., Suite 100, beginning Monday, January 14, 2019. The office is open Mon-Tues 7 AM - 6 PM, Wed. 7 AM - 5 PM and Thurs - Fri 8 AM- 5PM.