How to File For Unemployment in Michigan
Where to claim: You can file your claim online here. You’ll be asked to create an account if you don’t already have one.
The fine print: Due to the surge of claims, Michigan is asking people to file only on certain days, depending on their last names. If your last name starts with letters A-L, file on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday; for names starting in M-Z, file on Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday. Saturdays are for anyone.
You must have worked in Michigan during the last 12-18 months, and be unemployed or working part-time, and it must not be “your fault” that you are unemployed. Michigan has waived its normal work search requirements
What you’ll need:
- Social security number
- Driver’s license or ID
- Names and addresses of employers over the last 18 months
- Dates you started and stopped work with each employer
- Your most recent employer’s Federal Employer ID Number and Employer Account Number
- If you’re not a U.S. citizen, you’ll need your Alien Registration Card.
- If you served in the military in the last 18 months, your Military DD-214 Member 4 form