Skip Navigation
LARA: Unemployment Insurance Official Web Site for the State of Michigan Home
  • UIA Home
  • Sitemap
  • Contact UIA
  • FAQ
  • Online Services
  • close print view

    File an Unemployment Claim Online

    Information Highway Image

    Michigan unemployed workers may now apply for unemployment benefits online through our Internet Filed Claims service.

    Your browser must be set up to allow cookies in order to file your claim for unemployment benefits using this internet application. To find out more about how this site uses cookies and how to enable cookies in most major browsers, click here.

    To use the on-line service, applicants must be filing a new or additional claim. An additional claim is one filed to reactivate benefits when a person already has a claim in existence, interrupts the payment of benefits on the claim by returning to work, and then becomes unemployed again.


    Applicants filing new claims must meet these criteria:

    • Have been employed by at least one, but not more than 19, Michigan employers during the last 18 months.

    • Did not file an unemployment claim against another state during the past 12 months.

    • Did not work under more than one social security number during the past 18 months.
    • You must file by telephone if you do not know your employer's mailing address.

    If you do not meet the above criteria, you may use our telephone service to file a claim. For more information on that service, click here.

    Unemployed workers may file an additional claim on line if they have an existing claim with a balance.


    Filing an online claim should take about 30 minutes on average, depending on the number of questions and the applicant's Internet connection speed.


    The computer being used should be connected to a printer, so, the claim's Confirmation Number, Applicant History, MARVIN Appointment Date and Registration for Work pages can be printed and retained.

    Internet Filed Claims Fact Sheet


    To Begin to File A Claim >


    Related Content
     •  Michigan Web Account Manager for Claimants and Employers
     •  Michigan Web Account Manager MiWAM Toolkit for Claimants  PDF icon
     •  1099-G Statements Available Online
     •  Letter for Employers About 3% Non-reporting Penalty  PDF icon
     •  Notice of Work Search Requirement
     •  State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) E-Response
     •  UIA Online Services for Employers
     •  Update Regarding Federal Unemployment Extensions
     •  Recent Changes to the State's Regular Unemployment Benefit Program  PDF icon
     •  UIA Clarifies Recent Changes Made to Monthly Unemployment Benefit Notices
    Agency also answers some commonly asked questions
     •  File an EUC Extension
     •  UIA Online Services for Unemployed Workers
     •  File Unemployment Claim By Telephone
    QR code Home
  • LARA Home
  • UIA Home
  • State Websites

  • Accessibility Policy
  • Link Policy
  • Security PolicyPrivacy PolicyMichigan Survey

    Copyright © 2001-2014 State of Michigan