Unemployment (UIA) Help

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has started issuing $300 weekly Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) payments to an estimated 365,000 claimants on regular state unemployment insurance (UI) and Extended Benefit programs this weekend.

The PUC supplement, which is payable from Dec. 27, 2020 through March 13, 2021, provides an additional $300 per week to all eligible unemployment recipients who receive at least $1 for the week. Claimants do not need to take any action to receive this additional weekly benefit, it will be paid automatically after they certify. The additional payment comes from an extension of the federal COVID-19 relief package passed in December.

Workers who were on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) continue to have no actions to take at this time.  PEUC provides 11 additional weeks of benefits for those who have exhausted regular state unemployment benefits. 


To receive your state of Michigan unemployment payments:

  • Layoff/Furlough employees: it will be the employee’s responsibility to certify with UIA every two weeks though Marvin or via their online MiWAM account.
  • For Workshare employees: the City will certify payments to UIA every two weeks on behalf of the employees

Please review the unemployment FAQs and resources on this page for more information regarding resources and benefits. Continue to check this page for updates as the City continues to review and update our unemployment policies and information.