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UNEMPLOYED WORKERS WITH QUESTIONS - If you are an unemployed worker with questions, please call our toll-free hotlines during the hours below:

  • Customer Service - 1-866-500-0017; TTY -1-866-366-0004
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays 

  • Fax protests or other correspondence to: 517-636-0427; Fax appeals to 616-356-0739
  • Mailing address: Unemployment Insurance Agency, 3024 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202
  • Mail Protests to: Unemployment Insurance Agency, P.O. Box 169, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0169
  • Mail Appeals to: Unemployment Insurance Agency, P.O. Box 124, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0124

We are closed during the following holidays-

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year's Day                         

Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Monday, February 20, 2017

President's Day

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day

Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Eve

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Day

Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Eve

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Day

Friday, December 29, 2017

New Year's Eve


EMPLOYERS WITH QUESTIONS - If you are an employer customer with questions, please call our toll-free hotline during the hours below:

  • Office of Employer Ombudsman (OEO), 1-855-4UIAOEO (1-855-484-2636)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays


​​USE THE MICHIGAN WEB ACCOUNT MANAGER (MIWAM) - Sign up for a web account with the UIA. Perform routine transactions such as filing claims, certifying for benefits, viewing correspondence, and updating your unemployment claim information online. The system is accessible 24 hours a day, six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Click here for MiWAM.

File Online - You may apply for unemployment benefits online via the Michigan Web Account Manager. Click here for more information on internet filed claims or to get started.

File by Phone - You can file for unemployment benefits by telephone from anywhere in Michigan and North America.  The state's unemployment insurance program has established a special toll-free telephone number for you to use in filing a new claim or reopening an established claim.  Click here for more information on telephone filed claims.

CALL MARVIN TOLL-FREE - Contact MARVIN by phone or online -- You must report (certify) through MARVIN once every two weeks to claim your unemployment benefits. MARVIN is available, either by telephone or online, Monday through Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) at your scheduled day and time. If you were unable to contact MARVIN at your scheduled day and time, it is also available on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Click here for more information on MARVIN. 

  • Contact MARVIN by telephone, toll-free, at 1-866-638-3993
  • Online at, then click on "UIA Online Services for Unemployed Workers"


PROBLEM RESOLUTION OFFICES (PROs) - PROs resolve customer problems and provide access to automated resources. Click here for more information on Problem Resolution Offices and locations.

BENEFIT OVERPAYMENTS - For questions regarding a benefit overpayment, contact the Benefit Overpayment Collection Unit at 1-800-638-6372 (TTY customers use 1-866-366-0004) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. E.T., Monday through Friday. 

          Make your check or money order payable to "State of Michigan. Mail to:
          State of Michigan
          Unemployment Insurance Agency - Restitution
          Dept # 771760
          PO Box 77000
          Detroit MI 48277-1760
          Mail requests and correspondence to:

Benefit Overpayment Collection Unit 
P.O. Box 169
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
FAX: 517-636-0427

FRAUD HOTLINE - There is a 24-hour Toll Free Fraud Hotline telephone number available to anonymously report unemployment fraud.  Call 1-855-UI-CRIME (1-855-842-7463). 

THE WELFARE-TO-WORK AND WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT (WOTC) - These federal income tax credits reduce an employer's cost of doing business and require little paperwork.  Their success and growth for private sector employers depend on a strong public and private sector partnership.  Helping those most in need find and retain jobs and gain on-the-job experience benefits all employers and increases America's economic growth and productivity.  Click here for more information on the Welfare-to-Work and Work Opportunity Tax Credit. 

TAX OFFICE - Employers who now call the Tax Office with questions, requests, or for other assistance will be serviced by the next available staff person in the area that handles the function. The numbers for the Tax Status, Tax Maintenance and Collections Teams follow.

Out-of-state employers should call 313-456-2180 for information. 

TAX STATUS - 313-456-2080 

The Tax Status team can answer questions about registering a new business, the sale or discontinuance of a business, the taxability of services/wages, seasonal designation, the protest/appeal of a tax status issue or a recent audit.

TAX MAINTENANCE - 313-456-2010 

The Tax Maintenance team can answer questions about tax rates, overpayments, 940 certifications, the protest/appeal of a tax rate, audit adjustments, or the verification of payments on your account.

COLLECTIONS - 313-456-2090 

The Collections team can answer questions about a Notice of Assessment, the pay-off amount of a judgment, a tax lien or discharge, a statement or clearance of account, or to arrange a payment plan.

You may contact the Tax Office in writing at:

Tax Office- UIA
3024 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 11-500
Detroit, MI 48202