State Rep. Ken Borton today informed Northern Michigan residents the Gaylord unemployment office will open for appointments on June 30.
“Since I started my legislative tenure in January, numerous residents have contacted my office about their struggles navigating our broken unemployment system,” said Borton, of Gaylord. “When the pandemic hit last March, unemployment offices closed, even as claims skyrocketed due to business closures. Finally, the agency is reopening offices, and I encourage Northern Michigan residents still trying to obtain benefits to schedule an appointment at the Gaylord office.”
The Unemployment Insurance Agency today announced that its offices in Gaylord and 11 other locations throughout the state will open for appointments beginning June 30. Appointments will be available on weekdays between 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Residents can reserve an office appointment up to one week in advance online here, and phone appointments can be booked through the same website. Claimants can also obtain assistance from the UIA by calling 866-500-0017 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by chat online at the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM).
Following news that Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) waited nearly six months to inform people they may have received benefits in error, state Rep. Ken Borton today said the agency must address its malfunction and improve service.