Unemployment Benefits in Michigan

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Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Michigan. If you are here, you are probably trying to figure out your unemployment benefits to keep you afloat during this challenging time. Applying for unemployment benefits can be complicated, so we put together these resources to help you navigate.

What is it called?

The Department of Labor and Opportunity runs the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA).

Online

Click here to apply online.

Online Filing Schedule

  • Last names beginning with letters A-L: file claims on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.
  • Last names beginning with letters M-Z: file claims on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.
  • Saturdays will be available for anyone to accommodate those who could not file during their allotted window.

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, 8PM - 8AM

By Phone

Online is the fastest and easiest way to apply. However, you may also contact the Call Center at 1-866-500-0017

Call Center Filing Schedule:

  • Last names beginning with letters A-L: call on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8AM – 5PM.
  • Last names beginning with letters M-Z: call on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8AM – 5PM.
  • Fridays (8AM – 5PM) will be available for anyone to accommodate those who could not file during their allotted window.

FAQ + Resources

Check out this website to get more information.

Good luck, we're here to help! *Information is changing quickly, Please consult the state's applicable website provided above to be sure the information is valid.

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