Consumer Alert: Don't Pay to File for Unemployment Benefits


There is only one official site to apply for unemployment benefits in Michigan, the Unemployment Insurance Agency and there is NO charge for applying online. Sadly, some Michiganders are going to private sites that charge for filing as well as an on-going fees. The State of Michigan has issued an Alert on these fee-based companies.

UIA's website is available to accept unemployment claims between 7:00 a.m. Monday through 7:00 p.m. Saturday. In addition, unemployed workers have the option of filing their unemployment benefit claims by phoning UIA's toll-free claims line – 1-866-500-0017.