UIA offers tips for those affected by COVID-19

LANSING, Mich.— The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) today provided guidance to workers and employers who may be affected COVID-19.

Michiganders who were on unemployment, went back to work, and are now temporarily unemployed again due to COVID-19 can reopen their claim online.

Tips to reopening an existing claim:

-Do not create a new account. Use the same MiLogin and Mi- WAM username and password used previously.

-Reopen a claim on the first day of unemployment or reduced work hours and wages.

-Have the Employer Account Number (EAN) or Federal Identification Number (FEIN) available.

It may be provided by your employer or found on an employee’s W-2.

-Payments will be made using the same payment method previously selected.

-Claimants should read and respond to all requests for information to avoid payment delays.

-When certifying for benefits, be sure to report your gross earnings

(amount before taxes and other deductions) in the week in which they were earned, not when you were paid.

-After you have completed your claim, a confirmation page will display the date of your next certification, please take note.

More information on filing or reopening an unemployment claim, visit Michigan.gov/UIA.

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