The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) provided guidance to workers and employers who may be affected by the new shutdown on November 18th.
Reopening Unemployment Claims
Michiganders who were on unemployment, went back to work, and are now temporarily unemployed again due to COVID-19 can reopen their claim online.
Tips to reopening an existing claim:
- Do not create a new account. Use the same MiLogin and MiWAM username and password used previously.
- Reopen a claim on the first day of unemployment or reduced work hours and wages.
- Have the Employer Account Number (EAN) or Federal Identification Number (FEIN) available. It may be provided by your employer or found on an employee’s W-2.
- Payments will be made using the same payment method previously selected.
- Claimants should read and respond to all requests for information to avoid payment delays.
- When certifying for benefits, be sure to report your gross earnings (amount before taxes and other deductions) in the week in which they were earned, not when you were paid.
- After you have completed your claim, a confirmation page will display the date of your next certification, please take note.
More information on filing or reopening an unemployment claim, including FAQs, tutorial videos and other resources are available at Michigan.gov/UIA.