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Handbook for Unemployed Workers

  • Handbook for Unemployed Workers PDF icon

    This booklet covers the basics on claiming unemployment benefits in Michigan, including eligibility, benefit rights and responsibilities, receiving payments and more.

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File for Unemployment Benefits

Michigan Web Account Manager

  • The Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) is the UIA's online system for filing your unemployment insurance claim and managing your unemployment account electronically. With MiWAM you can apply for benefits, certify for benefits, send a message, update your account information and more. MiWAM is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    For step by step instructions on how to create your account, view the MiWAM Toolkit for Claimants.

    MiWAM Toolkit 2019


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