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    UIA Michigan Monetary Determination

    Your monetary determination form will tell you if your qualify for Michigan Unemployment Insurance Benefits and if you do, how much your will receive. It also explains why a claim is rejected and provides a overview of your income for your last base period. Not sure what a base period is? Don’t worry. This article will provide detailed instructions so you can understand everything you need to know about your monetary determination form.

    Benefit Year Begins / Ends Section: This is the first section of your form. It simply provides the date you applied for unemployment benefits (your start date) and the last date you can claim for benefits under this claim (end date). This period is 52 weeks long.

    High Quarter: This section details what the Michigan UIA has on record for your claim’s high quarter income . Your high quarter is the quarter (three-month period starting with January-March and ending with October-December) when you earned the highest income. This is important because your weekly benefit amount is determined by what your high quarter income is. Check this amount is correct before filing this form.

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    Reference Codes: This section explains why your claim is being reviewed, has been cancelled or important information on how you can improve the terms of your claim. For instance, code 6 means you qualify for higher benefits in another state and you should apply for an interstate claim.

    Dependents: This section notes how many dependents you claimed for when filing for UIA benefits. The more dependents you have, the higher your WBA will be. To be precise you get $6 per dependent per week. Remember you cannot claim for more than five. However, if the number is wrong contact the UIA immediately and explain what the problem is.

    Weekly Benefit Amount: This is probably the first section you looked for when reviewing your form. It includes how much you will receive every week in benefits. To check it is correct, multiply your high quarter income by 0.041, add six dollars for each dependent and round down to the next dollar.

    Number of Weeks: This section provides you with the maximum number of weeks you can claim for under your current UIA claim. You can calculate this by yourself by multiplying your total base period wages by 0.43 and dividing by your weekly benefit amount.

    Continue reading our second article in this series for more instructions on how to understand your UIA 1575 Form.

    financial troubles unemployment Michigan EUC Benefits: Eligibility Guide

    This is the second part of our guide on Michigan EUC benefits. As we discussed in the previous article, many of our readers have enquired about the process of applying for EUC benefits. There are significant differences with the general system used to apply for Michigan State UI benefits which are important to understand.

    First, the process for applying for EUC benefits begins with a written form which will be sent to you when you are close to ending your UI benefits. If you have less than 2 weeks left of your Michigan State unemployment benefits and still have not received a form informing you of your eligibility for EUC benefits and you feel (after reading this article) that you still qualify, contact one of the Michigan Employment Insurance Agency’s Problem Resolution Offices. We include below the contact details for Michigan’s UIA Problem Resolution Offices with Mapquest directions.

    Problem Resolution Offices

  • Detroit – 3024 W. Grand Blvd., Suite L-500, Detroit, MI 48202

  • Gaylord – 400 W. Main St., Suite 102, Gaylord, MI 49735

  • Grand Rapids - 3391 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

  • Lansing – 5015 S. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48910

  • Mt. Clemens (temporary) – Macomb County DHS, 21885 Dunham Rd., Suite 7, Clinton Twp., MI 48036

  • Marquette – 2833 U.S. 41 West, Marquette, MI 49855

  • Muskegon (temporary) – Muskegon County DHS, 2700 Baker St., Muskegon Heights, MI 49444

  • Saginaw – 614 Johnson St., Saginaw, MI 48607

  • Once you receive your form by mail you must fill it in and send it back to the address specified in the letter.


    - You must be unemployed. This may sound obvious, but some workers who have seen their hours reduced may apply for UI benefits without qualifying for EUC benefits. If in doubt, contact one of the PRO offices above.

    - You must register with www.MichWorks.org.

    - You must update your résumé with Michworks.

    - You must make weekly benefit claims either online or overt the phone using MARVIN, Michigan’s automatic claim filing system. The process for this is similar to when you received UI benefits. Our next article will provide extra information on how you should file for EUC benefits using MARVIN. The toll free number you need to use is 1.866.638.3993 or you can click here to file online.

    - You must be fit and willing to accept any employment you are qualified for.

    If you meet these requirements your application for EUC benefits should be accepted. Again, if you have any issues with your application you can ask for assistance at one of the eight PRO offices in Michigan.

    Paperwork EUC Benefits: How Do I Apply?

    Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits are available to long-term unemployed workers in Michigan who do not find work after their initial state unemployment benefits (usually 26 weeks) expires. If you are in this situation you might wonder what you should do to apply for EUC benefits. We often receive this question, or a similar variation, from our readers. Take, for example, Mrs. Richardson’s query:

    I received a letter from UIA two weeks ago stating that i was close to the ending of my benefit weeks and that i may qualify for an EXTENSION or EUC. I applied on line but never received an determination letter. A week later i received the same letter but has not received my determination. i do have my confirmation number.

    What should Mrs. Richardson do? This article and the next will provide detailed directions you can follow to apply and qualify for EUC benefits in Michigan.

    The Program

    In Michigan (this varies somewhat from one state to another) the EUC program provides up to 53 weeks of Emergency Unemployment Compensation. These payments will be similar to your initial unemployment insurance benefits with the Michigan Insurance Agency.Note these benefits are paid by the Federal government not by your employer employment insurance.

    The program is divided into four tiers of 20 weeks, 14 weeks, 13 weeks and 6 weeks, respectively. Only states with high unemployment rates, such as Michigan, qualify for all four tiers.

    How to Apply?

    Unlike regular Michigan UI benefits, you do not apply for EUC online. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency will send you a notification by mail if you qualify for EUC benefits when they are close to exhausting their UI benefits.

    You should fill in this application as soon as possible and return it to the address specified in the instructions. How soon you receive your EUC benefits will depend on if and when the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has this information, so please do not procrastinate. Fill in and send back this form as soon as possible.

    In our next article we will provide a complete list of requirements for the EUC program. However, we would like to highlight two requirements many applicants fail to meet and that could jeopardize the chances of your application being accepted.

    1) You must be registered with Michworks.org, the Michigan State work search website and your resume must be up-to-date. 

    2) You must continue to file for your weekly EUC benefits over the phone, by using Michigan’s MARVIN system or online.

    Our next article will provide a complete list of program requirements and contact details for the main unemployment insurance offices in Michigan.

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