Unemployment Benefits in Michigan - a Handbook for Unemployed Workers - the UI Agency provides a very thorough handbook for claimants detailing eligibility requirements, rights and responsibilities. You can download a copy of the handbook here.
Know Your Rights - Michigan Unemployment Insurance Benefits - a short two page brochure that covers topics such as: (a) Eligibility Requirements, (b) What Can Disqualify You from Receiving Benefits, (c) Protest and Appeal Rights and (d) Overpayments, Restitution and Fraud. You can download a copy of the brochure here.
Making Your Best Case: The Ins and Outs of Michigan's Unemployment Insurance System - prepared by the Sugar Law Center, this 28 page guide is designed to assist workers in representing themselves during the unemployment insurance claims process.
UIA Protest or Appeal FormWaiver of Restitution - If you are overpaid benefits the UI Agency provides for waiver of restitution (repayment) due to financial hardship. In order to request a waiver you must complete a Affidavit of Financial Condition form (UIA 1795). Be sure to completely fill out the waiver form and have it notarized. You can download a copy of the waiver form here.
- if you disagree with a UI Agency determination you have the right to protest or appeal. You must file your protest/appeal within 30 days of when the determination or decision is issued. Although you don't have to use the form the UI Agency provides a form that you can use to file your protest or appeal. You can download a copy of the protest/appeal form here.
is the grassroots online campaign and website created in to serve, engage and inform jobless workers. When the economy tanks and unemployment spikes, jobless workers shouldn't have to bear the burden on their own. Unfortunately, some in Congress don't understand how important extending benefits is to the whole economy. They collect stories from the unemployed, facts about the economy and present them to opinion makers inside and outside of Washington.