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COVID-19 Unemployment Benefit Claims Can Be Made Online

March 18, 2020 – Unemployment claims that result from job loss or reduction related to COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, can be filed online at Michigan.gov/UIA or by calling 1-866-500-0017.

Impacted workers were formerly required to appear in-person at Michigan Works! offices, but that requirement has been waived because of the public health emergency. Local offices remain open during the outbreak, but customers are required to schedule an appointment to reduce crowding and limit potential exposure to the virus.

Impacted workers are asked to apply online or by phone to file their unemployment claims. Our goal is to ensure residents have income support and resources necessary during this time. U.P. Michigan Works! can provide support through technology, in-person via appointment.

Customers should contact local offices for services related to RESEA notices and required participation programs such as Partnership, Accountability, Training, Hope (PATH) and the Food Assistance Employment and Training (FAE&T) program. U.P. locations are:

Alger County (Munising), (906) 523-1624

Baraga County (L’Anse), (906) 523-1072

Chippewa County (Soo), (906) 635-1752

Delta County (Escanaba), (906) 789-9732

Dickinson County (Irn Mtn), (906) 774-3647

Gogebic (Bessemer), (906) 932-4059

Houghton, (906) 482-6916

Iron (Iron River), (906) 265-0532

Luce (Newberry), (906) 293-8551

Mackinac (St. Ignace), (906) 643-8158

Marquette, (906) 228-3075

Menominee, (906) 482-7206

Ontonagon, (906) 813-0627

Schoolcraft (Manistique), (906) 586-4255

Until further notice, all workshops, job fairs, orientation sessions and other group activities at MI Works! offices are suspended. General assistance can be obtained by calling 1-800 285-WORKS (9675) or visiting www.upmichiganworks.org.