All Unemployment Insurance offices will be closed in observance of Presidents Day on:

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    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 with MARVIN 1-866-638-3993. 


  • The Michigan Talent Investment Agency operates the unemployment insurance program. This program provides temporary income for workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. The program is funded through unemployment taxes paid by employers.

What's New

  • Identity Theft Fact Sheets

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  • Clarification of Unemployment Insurance Taxable Wage Base Reduction Letter


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    Individuals must complete a bi-weekly certification to receive unemployment benefits.  The preferred method is to complete this online through MiWAM at Michigan.gov/uia. An alternative method is to certify via telephone (also referred to as MARVIN).  The call windows previously restricted claimants to calling Monday through Wednesday based upon their SSN.  This restriction is now removed.  Individuals who wish to certify by telephone instead of online can now call MARVIN at 1-866-638-3993 anytime Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.


  • Appeals Hearing video

    This video outlines the process, gives helpful tips and lets you know how to prepare for an unemployment appeals hearing.


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