Unemployment (UIA) Help

Federal legislation extends Unemployment benefit programs for Michigan Workers

American Rescue Plan bill was signed into law by President Biden which will continue to aid Michigan federal unemployment insurance programs which were set to expire on March 13, 2021, will currently continue until September 4, 2021. Individuals with claims of any type should continue to certify as usual. Most claimants will not experience a gap in benefits as long as they remain eligible and continue to certify. The relief package also includes the extension of 100% federal financing for the use of the Work Share program.


American Rescue Plan;

The U.S. Congress has passed a new COVID-19 relief plan that continues federal unemployment insurance programs until September 4,2021.


The legislation will,

Extend Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) until Sept. 4, 2021. Continue federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) to provide all eligible unemployment recipients with an additional $300 per week through Sept. 4, 2021. The $300 is in addition to claimants' usual weekly benefit amount.


Next Steps You Should Take:

  • Continue to submit your certifications as usual
  • Please continue to check your MiWAM account and for communications from us
  • CLAIMANTS: Call the agency 866-500-0017 push any prompt to reach claim inquiry or claim filing, agents. ASK TO BE TRANSFERRED to EFC customer service


UIA Breakdown Summary Entitlements: The following Unemployment provisions under the federal American Rescue Plan are extended from March 13 - Sept. 4, 2021:

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which provides coverage to the self-employed, gig workers and others in non-traditional employment
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program (PEUC), which provides additional weeks of benefits to those who exhaust their regular state benefits
  • Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC), which provides all unemployment recipients with an additional $300 per week
  • Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC), which provides an additional $100 per week to claimants on some benefits programs who have self-employment income of at least $5,000


City of Detroit Economic Necessity Employees: Furloughed, Workshare & Layoff

Layoff/Furlough Employees: The employee is responsible to certify through MIWAM or Telephone with the Unemployment agency bi-weekly (every two weeks)

You can certify your benefits through your MiWAM account under your account alerts or by calling MARVIN at 1-866-638-3993. It takes 24-28 hours for your MiWAM account to update after certifying online or by phone.


Workshare Employees: The City of Detroit will certify payments to Unemployment Agency every two weeks on behalf of the employees