Unemployment (UIA) Help

Though the weekly $600 federal unemployment payments have ended, you may still be entitled to receive state unemployment benefits based on your employment status with the City of Detroit. The City is responsible for filing unemployment claims on behalf of its layoff, furlough and workshare employees. Employees are encouraged to set up their MiWAM accounts on the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency website to validate or update payment, banking, and contact information.

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.