The Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) is the Talent Investment Agency’s (TIA) online system for managing your unemployment account electronically. MiWAM makes doing business with the agency simpler, faster and more efficient.

MiWAM allows you to perform routine transactions such as filing claims, certifying for benefits, viewing correspondence, and updating your unemployment claim information online. The system is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you want to create a MiWAM account, you must have a record with the Agency as a result of filing a claim within the past two years. To access MiWAM, visit our website at michigan.gov/ uia. Click on Michigan Web Account Manager for Claimants and Employers.

Michigan Web Account Manager

MiWAM Logon Instructions

  • michigan.gov/uia
  • After clicking on the MiWAM logo, the home page shown below will appear.
  • You can access your existing account or register as a new user.
  • To register, click on Sign Up for a Claimant MiWAM Account.


Coronavirus Unemployment Benefits

In acknowledgment that “Monetary weakness because of joblessness is a genuine danger to the wellbeing, ethics, and government assistance of individuals of this express,” the Michigan Employment Security Act was first passed in 1936 “to help people jobless through no flaw of their own.” as a rule, that applies to laborers who are laid off, fired for reasons other than wrongdoing, or who leave for great motivation inferable from their manager.

The government CARES Act of 2020 extended qualification for specific classes of laborers who endured pay insecurity during the pandemic. This included specialists who lost their positions automatically, however the individuals who needed to find employment elsewhere for individual or family wellbeing reasons, or in light of the fact that they were required for youngster care at home when the schools shut. Qualification was additionally reached out to the independently employed, for example, in the “gig” economy, and the individuals who were underemployed and saw their pay diminished in light of the monetary emergency.

Furthermore, Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave different chief orders (since repealed) that made extra classifications, for example, leaving a task because of openness with somebody who had an affirmed conclusion of COVID.ii


There were various sorts of supplemental government joblessness help accessible. The primary sorts were:

FPUC (Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation) was accessible to enhance benefits for those all around qualified under state law (at the end of the day, cash notwithstanding state joblessness benefits, $600 each week during 2020).iii

PEUC (Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation) was for the individuals who have depleted all rights to ordinary joblessness pay, and had the option and accessible for work, and effectively looking for it.iv

PUA (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance) was accessible for every other person, not in any case qualified for customary joblessness benefits or expanded advantages, including the independently employed, those looking for low maintenance work, and those without adequate work history – including those ineligible for PEUC. It gave a $600 week after week advantage amount.

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