Two Ways to File
- File Online
The Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) allows you to file for unemployment benefits via the Internet. You will be asked for input to support your claim. The process could take up to 45 minutes depending on your connection speed and the accuracy of your current information in our system.
- File By Telephone You can file for unemployment benefits by phone from anywhere in Michigan or North America. The state's unemployment insurance program has a special toll-free telephone number for filing a new claim or reopening an established claim: 1-866-500-0017, TTY 1-866-366-0004
Check Claim Status, Resolve Problems
Monday - Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
With MiWAM you can:
Check your claim balance and benefit payment history
Update your personal information
Choose or change your payment method (debit card or direct deposit)
Submit a question for a response by email
Make a payment
File a protest or appeal a decision
Submit monthly work search information