Unemployment Insurance Agency
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
UIA is in the process of updating benefit charges for contributing and reimbursing employers. We are taking this action in order to comply with the temporary expansion in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing that is part of the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-76.
This notice is being sent to assure you that employers will not be charged for employees collecting benefits due to a layoff, leave of absence, temporary shutdown, or reduced work hours for the weeks ending 3/21/2020 through the end of the Executive Order (currently the week of 8/15/2020). Benefits charges for those weeks will be charged to the Nonchargeable Benefits Account (NBA).
Due to the updating of benefit charging being incomplete, we understand discrepancies occurred in your current billing. We are resolving those discrepancies, updating all accounts with credits, and a new billing statement will be issued to you once our system updates are completed. If you already paid your 2nd quarter 2020 bill and credits are applied later, you may use the credits toward the 3rd quarter 2020 billing or you may request a refund.
To request a refund, log into your MiWAM account. Under the Account Services tab, click “Apply for Credits.”