Michigan Unemployment Application

When you get ready to fill out the MI unemployment application you need to make sure you have set aside plenty of time to complete the application, and you need to be sure that you have all of the information ready that may be requested of you.

You need to know:

1. Your social security number.
2. Your driver's license number.
3. Your last employer's name and address.
4. The dates that you worked at your last employer.
5. The dates of all of the jobs that you have held in the past (This is not always required, but is very helpful to have).

If you are filling out a Michigan unemployment application in person, you will need to take the following items with you:

1. Your social security card.
2. Your driver's license.
3. Last paystub from your previous employer.
4. Any layoff documents your previous employer may have given you.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the Michigan Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Michigan Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Michigan Unemployment page, click here: Michigan Unemployment

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# Kim 2011-06-23 11:59
Is it legal in Michigan to collect unemployment while going to school part time? or full time? I know an individual who was either fired or quit her job in Sept 2009, began receiving unemployment Oct 2009, all while going to school. Has been collecting it since then and rather than seeking employment, is using her free time to continue obtaining her Bachelor's..not sure if she's part or full time student.
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# tina 2011-07-30 13:31
I had been working at a job in Michigan for 12 year and got married to a man from Texas. He couldn't transfer here so I had to quit my job and move to Texas. Would I be able to collect unemployment benefits?
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# Lindsay 2011-08-15 16:37
I worked full time as a server/bartender in a restaurant. I was let go with no reasonable cause. What are my chances of receiving unemployment & how would I be eligible?
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# Chris 2012-01-06 20:10
This is my first time filing unemployment in Michigan. I apparently made an error in answering the question regarding my income(i used my ytd wages), resulting in a one check over payment. This was due to confusion on what they were asking for. Can I still be held liable for fraud.
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# carrie 2012-04-25 11:27
i am currently employed and i am on std. the doctors still don't know what is wrong and i am seeing specialist after specialist. my std runs out after 14 weeks which is approaching fast. my ltd picks up after 26 weeks. during this laps of time i will be without income for 12 weeks. can i apply for unemployement during this time?
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# dee dee 2012-05-23 13:55
i was pension eligible and took a buyout allowing less senior employees to keep their jobs . I am able to work and have been looking. Am I eligible for benefits?
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# Jamie 2012-08-09 11:09
Last year I gave birth to my son & was unable to return to work at the end of my maternity leave due to my sons health problems. I was told that they couldnt hold my spot for me any longer & that I would either have to return or quit. I had no choice but to quit & care for my son. 3hankfully, he is now healthy & thriving. I have contacted my previous employer to let them know I am available when they have an opening & I have also applied many other places. I know typically you can't draw unemployment if you quit, but are their exceptions for special circumstances?
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# Gwen 2012-11-05 12:45
Hello, I work for Plymouth Canton schools. As I earn pension from the state, they don't offer benefits.. I only get paid when I have students in front of me, which means I don't get paid for any holiday breaks or summer breaks..Would I qualify for unemployment benefits for that time off? It is not written into my contract.
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# Chris 2012-11-23 15:54
I recently moved to MI from CA and have not found work. Am I eligible for unemployment?
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# Linda W 2012-12-18 23:52
I filed for unemployment benefits online. After looking at my printed sheets, I think I have made a mistake by listing my most recent employer as employer 1 and also as last employer. When listing as last employer, I listed one pay period as my gross earnings. Gross earnings for what time frame? What do I do or who can I call to correct any errors I may have made?
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# Peggy 2012-12-20 14:14
My employer told me last we to leave early and to not come in the following day because we are slow. This week I was told the same only added that I wasnt to return until notified. Can I claim benefits for the loss of pay? I do not know When or If they will call
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# Denise 2013-05-30 09:20
My old job asked me to take an early retirement, due to firing, circumstances. Can I apply for unemployment? Since I still have many, many months before I am old enough to even apply for my social security benefits.
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