File Online for Unemployment Benefits
The Unemployment Insurance Agency urges Michiganders to use Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM). You will experience longer load times – due to the unprecedented number of claims being filed, it may take several minutes for a page to load. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits. View the MiWAM Toolkit for Claimants for step by step instructions on how create your account.
Helpful tips for applying online:
- Website load times will be slow. Click a link once, and if necessary, wait for the response without clicking again.
- Apply online during non-peak hours, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. The 24-hour website operates faster when fewer people are on the site.
For information on filing a claim, view Fact Sheet 160 - Claiming Unemployment Benefits in Michigan.
UIA Local Offices closed as of Wednesday, March 18.
Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) local offices are closed to the public. These changes will remain effective as long as necessary for the health and safety of the public. UIA offices will continue to serve the public and eligible employees are encouraged to apply for benefits online or by calling 866-500-0017.