All protests and appeals must be in writing, signed, and include the following information: Unemployed worker's name, Social Security number, Employer name, and detailed reason for disagreeing with the (re)determination.
Timely protests must be received within 30 calendar days from the date listed on the front of the (re)determination. Determinations become final at the end of the 30th day after the date of mailing or personal service to the interested parties. If the 30th day after the issuance of the determination is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the protest period ends at the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
Good Cause may be considered on late protest(s) or appeal(s) but a finding must first be made by the agency as to whether the party had good cause for being untimely.
You may submit your request by mail to the UIA address listed or fax to the number provided.
Contact the Advocacy program at 1 800 638-3994 for information on free representation after filing your appeal.
PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS BY CONTINUING TO CERTIFY FOR BENEFITS PENDING THE REDETERMINATION OR DECISION ON YOUR PROTEST/APPEAL. If you return to work, report this fact when you certify.
In accordance with the provisions of the Michigan Employment Security (MES) Act, benefits (re)determined payable in accordance with this (re)determination will be paid even though a protest may later be filed on it. HOWEVER, IF A LATER REDETERMINATION OR DECISION HOLDS THAT YOU WERE NOT ENTITLED TO RECEIVE ALL OR PART OF THESE BENEFITS, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO REPAY THE BENEFITS IMPROPERLY RECEIVED.