Michigan Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Michigan’s unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial support for workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Successful claimants must also meet Michigan's additional eligibility requirements.

UI benefits are intended to provide temporary relief to unemployed workers while they look for new jobs. This unemployment assistance helps lessen the negative impacts of lost wages on Michigan workers and their families and the state’s overall economy.

Michigan employers pay into the state’s UI benefits program, which is set aside within Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. Unemployment benefits then are sourced from this fund as needed.

Michigan Unemployment Services

Websitehttps://www.michigan.gov/leo
Phone866-500-0017
Apply OnlineFile for Unemployment
Weekly CertificationHow to Certify
Appeal a DenialProtest a Decision
Find a Local OfficeLocal Offices
Report FraudFraud Reporting Form
Coronavirus Updateshttps://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus

How To Qualify for Unemployment Benefits in Michigan

To be eligible for the UI benefits program, Michigan residents must meet each of the following criteria:

  • Are unemployed through no fault of their own
  • Have worked in Michigan during the past 12 months
  • Have earned a minimum wage amount as determined by Michigan guidelines
  • Actively are seeking employment during each week for which benefits are requested
  • Are available and able to accept suitable work if and when it is offered

It’s important to note that a final determination can’t be confirmed until an initial claim is submitted and reviewed, so it’s important to submit your initial unemployment claim as soon as possible after you lose your job. If you aren’t positive you meet the criteria above, you should apply anyway so that you can find out for certain.

Benefit Payments and Duration

Base PeriodFirst 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
Alt Base PeriodLast 4 completed quarters
Duration of BenefitsWeekly PaymentMaximum Benefits Amount (1 year)
MinMax
14-20 weeks$150$362$7,240

How To Apply for Unemployment Benefits in Michigan

The state of Michigan strongly encourages all claimants to submit their initial claims online, which is the easiest and most efficient way. You may apply online anytime, and you should expect to spend about 45 minutes for the entire process.

Managing Your Unemployment Benefits

For each week you’d like to collect UI benefits, you’ll be required to submit a weekly certification, which can be submitted online. This certification simply establishes that for the prior week, your job search activities rendered you eligible for a weekly benefit amount.

Be prepared to answer questions about the measures you took to look for employment and whether you remain able and available to work. Report any income you earned and job offers you received.

Filing an Appeal

If you disagree with a determination regarding your new claim, you can formally submit a protest and ask the state to review your unemployment claim again. Michigan allows both the claimant and the employer to submit a protest. You may do so through the online account you’ve already created earlier in the process.

To file an appeal, simply follow the steps below:

  • Select the claim ID of the benefit year in question.
  • Select Determination Status, and then click on File a Protest or File Appeal for the decision you’d like to protest.
  • Fill in all required fields and use the "Add" feature to upload any supporting documentation or evidence you’d like to include with your formal protest

Once your protest is received, you will receive information about an appeals hearing. You must participate in this hearing in order to potentially change the outcome regarding your unemployment insurance claim.

If you need support, you can request Advocacy Assistance through your existing online account or by calling 800-638-3994 and selecting option 2 from the automated menu.

Reporting Fraud

Unemployment fraud, including identity theft, is a serious criminal offense that weakens the integrity of Michigan’s UI benefits program. Fraudulent claims can keep jobless benefits out of the hands of those who need them the most. If you suspect someone of abusing Michigan’s unemployment insurance program, you can report fraud online or call the UIA Customer Service Hotline at 866-500-0017.

Michigan Unemployment Office Locations

Lenawee Unemployment Office1040 South Winter St
Suite 1014
Adrian, MI 49221
517-266-5627
Unemployment Office - Allegan County3255 122nd Avenue
Suite 101
Allegan, MI 49010
269-686-5079
Unemployment Office - Alma327 East Center Street
Alma, MI 48801
989-466-4832
Alpena County Unemployment Office315 West Chisholm
Alpena, MI 49707
989-356-3339
Huron County Unemployment Office614 N Port Crescent
Bad Axe, MI 48413
989-269-2311
Lake County Unemployment Office5252 M-37
Baldwin, MI 49304
231-745-2703
Battle Creek Unemployment Office200 West Van Buren St
Battle Creek, MI 49017
269-660-1412
Unemployment Office - Bay County4061 N Euclid
North Pointe Plaza
Bay City, MI 48706
989-667-0500
Unemployment Office - Benton Harbor499 West Main Street
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
800-285-WORKS
Gogebic County Unemployment Office100 South Mill St.
Bessemer, MI 49911
906-932-4059
Big Rapids Unemployment Office14330 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
231-796-0049
Unemployment Office - Wexford County401 North Lake Street
Suite 700
Cadillac, MI 49601
231-775-3408
Tuscola County Unemployment Office1184 Cleaver Road
Caro, MI 48723
989-673-8103
Unemployment Office - Eaton County945 Reynolds Road
Charlotte, MI 48813
517-816-6980
Cheboygan Unemployment Office11153 N Straits Hwy
Cheboygan, MI 49721
231-627-4303
Unemployment Office - Clinton Township43630 Hayes Road Suite 100
Clinton Township, MI 48038
586-263-1501
Coldwater Unemployment Office210 Vista Drive
Coldwater, MI 49036
517-278-0200
Dearborn Unemployment Office6451 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI 48126
313-945-8159
Detroit Employment Solutions9301 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48210
313-962-9675
Unemployment Office - Detroit5555 Conner Avenue
Detroit, MI 48213
313-963-9675
Iosco County Unemployment Office1230 East US 23
East Tawas, MI 48730
989-362-6407
Delta County Unemployment Office2950 College Avenue
Escanaba, MI 49829
906-789-9732
Genesee County Unemployment Office711 N Saginaw Street
Suite 300
Flint, MI 48503
810-233-5974
Otsego Unemployment Office2927 D & M Drive
Gaylord, MI 49735
989-732-3886
Gladwin County Unemployment Office110 Buckeye Street
Gladwin, MI 48624
989-426-8571
Unemployment Office - Franklin121 Franklin SE
Suite 120
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-336-4040
Unemployment Office - Grand Rapids215 Straight Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616-336-4460
Crawford Unemployment Office4595 Salling Drive
Grayling, MI 49738
989-348-8709
West Montcalm Unemployment Office114 South Greenville West Dr
Greenville, MI 48838
616-754-3611
Grosse Pointe Unemployment Office17888 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
313-343-5617
Houghton County Unemployment Office400 Quincy Street
3rd Floor
Hancock, MI 49930
906-482-6916
Clare County Unemployment Office402 N First Street
Harrison, MI 48625
989-539-2173
Unemployment Office - Barry County130 E. State St.
Suite A
Hastings, MI 49058
616-649-9850
Highland Park Unemployment Office144 E Manchester Street
Highland Park, MI 48203
313-826-0299
Hillsdale Unemployment Office21 Care Drive
Hillsdale, MI 49242
517-437-3381
Unemployment Office - Ottawa County121 Clover Street
Holland, MI 49423
616-396-2154
Livingston Unemployment Office1240 Packard Drive
Howell, MI 48843
517-546-7450
Ionia Unemployment Office301 W Main St
Ionia, MI 48846
616-389-8525
Dickinson County Unemployment Office127 South Stephenson Ave
Suite 211
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
906-774-3647
Iron County Unemployment Office305 West Genesee Street
Iron River, MI 49935
906-265-0532
Jackson Unemployment Office209 East Washington Avenue
Suite 100
Jackson, MI 49201
517-841-5627
Kalamazoo Unemployment Office1601 South Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001-4614
269-383-2536
Kalkaska Unemployment Office103 Third Street
Kalkaska, MI 49646
231-258-8889
Baraga County Unemployment Office2 South Main Street
Suite A
L`Anse, MI 49946
906-523-1072
Unemployment Office - Lansing2110 South Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48910
517-492-5500
Lapeer County Unemployment Office550 Lake Drive
PO Box 600
Lapeer, MI 48446
810-664-1680
Alcona Unemployment Office202 South 2nd Street
Suite B; PO Box 316
Lincoln, MI 48742
989-736-6082
Livonia  Unemployment Office30246 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150
734-513-4900
Mason County Unemployment Office920 E. Tinkham Ave.
Ludington, MI 49431
231-843-2563
Manistee Unemployment Office400 River Street
Manistee, MI 49660
231-723-2535
Unemployment Office - Manistique300 Walnut Street
Room 264
Manistique, MI 49854
906-586-4255
Marquette County Unemployment Office1498 O`Dovero Dr
Marquette, MI 49855
906-228-3075
Menominee County  Unemployment Office461 1st Street
Menominee, MI 49858
906-482-7206
Unemployment Office Midland County1409 Washington
Midland, MI 48640
989-631-3073
Oscoda County Unemployment Office1329 S Mount Tom Road
Mio, MI 48647
989-826-6107
Monroe  Unemployment Office1531 North Telegraph Road
Suite D
Monroe, MI 48162
734-240-7950
Unemployment Office - Mt. Clemens75 North River Road
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
586-783-8700
Isabella Unemployment Office5889 East Broadway
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
989-772-5304
Alger County Unemployment Office413 Maple Street
Suite 6, Room 101
Munising, MI 49862
906-586-4255
Unemployment Office - Muskegon316 Morris Avenue
Suite 100
Muskegon, MI 49440
231-724-6381
Newaygo County Unemployment Office9075 S. Mason Dr.
Newaygo, MI 49337
231-924-3230
Luce County Unemployment Office501 West Harrie Street
Newberry, MI 49868
906-293-8551
Oakland County Unemployment Office31186 Beck Road
Novi, MI 48377
248-926-1820
Unemployment Office - Oak Park22180 Parklawn
Oak Park, MI 48237
248-691-8437
Isle County Unemployment Office20709 State Street
PO Box 711
Onaway, MI 49765
989-733-8548
Ontonagon County  Unemployment Office429 River Street
Ontonagon, MI 49953
906-813-0627
Shiawassee Unemployment Office1975 West Main Street
2nd Floor
Owosso, MI 48867
989-729-9599
Paw Paw Unemployment Office32849 Red Arrow Highway
Suite 100
Paw Paw, MI 49079
269-657-7014
Petoskey Unemployment Office2240 Mitchell Park Dr.
Suite B
Petoskey, MI 49770
231-347-5150
Oakland County Unemployment Office1850 North Perry
Pontiac, MI 48340
248-276-1777
Port Huron Unemployment Office100 McMorran
6th Floor
Port Huron, MI 48060
810-966-3300
Roscommon County Unemployment Office1015 Short Street
Suite 2
Prudenville, MI 48651
989-366-8660
Osceola Unemployment Office240 East Church Avenue
Reed City, MI 49677
231-832-3131
Unemployment Office - North Kent10075 Northland Dr. NE
Rockford, MI 49341
616-228-6724
Unemployment Office - Roseville15950 Twelve Mile Road
Roseville, MI 48066
586-447-9200
Unemployment Office - Saginaw312 E Genesee
Saginaw, MI 48607
989-752-3145
Sanilac County Unemployment Office575 W Sanilac Road
PO Box 147
Sandusky, MI 48471
810-648-5800
Chippewa County Unemployment Office1118 East Easterday Ave
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
906-635-1752
Unemployment Office - Shelby195 North Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455
231-259-2000
Unemployment Office - Southfield21415 Civic Center Dr.
Suite 116
Southfield, MI 48076
248-796-4580
Unemployment Office - Southgate15100 Northline Road
Southgate, MI 48195
734-362-3466
Mackinac County Unemployment Office10 North State Street
Suite 102
St. Ignace, MI 49781
906-643-8158
Clinton County Unemployment Office101 West Cass Street
Suite A
St. Johns, MI 48879
989-224-2000
Arenac County Unemployment Office4480 West M-61
Standish, MI 48658
989-846-2111
Unemployment Office - Three Rivers16587 Enterprise Drive
Three Rivers, MI 49093
269-273-2717
Traverse City Unemployment Office1209 South Garfield Ave
Suite C
Traverse City, MI 49686
231-922-3700
Unemployment Office - Troy550 Stephenson Highway
Suite 400
Troy, MI 48083
248-823-5101
Unemployment Office - Warren27850 Van Dyke Avenue
Warren, MI 48093-7220
586-574-2170
Unemployment Office - Waterford7500 Highland Road
Waterford, MI 48327
248-617-3600
Wayne Unemployment Office35731 West Michigan Ave
Wayne, MI 48184
734-858-4284
Ogemaw County Unemployment Office2389 South M-76
West Branch, MI 48661
989-345-1090
Unemployment Office - Ypsilanti304 Harriet Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-714-9814