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) 586-4255
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.