Unemployment Assistance

My office continues to do everything we can to assist people in our community with their unemployment claims. While we are experiencing challenges just like you, we will do everything in our power to help move the process along.

The easiest way for us to help with your claim is to send the following info:

Full Name
Phone Number
Address
Claim Number
Letter ID
and brief description of your problem to ShaneHernandez@house.mi.gov. My staff will be able to forward your information to UIA.

While we cannot guarantee they’ll get in contact with you, this is the best option we currently have to help. We share your frustration and will continue to push the department and offer our support to get the system operating smoothly.

If you have received a “Stop Payment” notice on your account, you will need to submit additional identifying information in order to receive benefits.

You should receive a form (UIA 6347 Request for Identity Verification) by United States Postal Service mail, which provides a mailing address or fax number for submission of ID verification documents, due to the stay-at-home order and the COVID-19 pandemic, you will not be able to report to a local office to verify your identity or submit your documents. Instead they are asking claimants to upload a copy of the requested documents to their Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) for faster processing.

In addition to the Form UIA 6347, claimants will need to provide:
• US Passport or US Passport Card,
• Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card,
OR
• Driver’s license or ID card AND
• Social Security Card, or
• Original/certified copy of birth certificate
HOW TO UPLOAD DOCUMENTS: From the MiWAM account, under “I Want To”, click “Send Unemployment a Message” to upload the required documents. You may send you documents through a message 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. According to UIA, there is no need for the claimant to call the agency or for legislative offices to submit these cases through CRTIS at this time.


Recent News

Budget chairmen urge Whitmer to share details on balancing deficit

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Shane Hernandez on Thursday called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to begin working with legislative leaders to balance the current state budget.

Chair Hernandez: Governor continues to damage credibility with the people of Michigan

Rep. Shane Hernandez – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – today issued a statement about the state budget and interaction with the governor’s office:

“At a time when the relationship between the governor and Legislature is critical due to the looming budget crisis, the governor has continued to damage her credibility with the people of Michigan.


DISTRICT

State Rep. Shane Hernandez is a lifelong resident of the 83rd House District and was first elected in 2016 to the Michigan House. He represents the people of Sanilac County and Burtchville Township, Fort Gratiot Township, and the city of Port Huron in St. Clair County.

COMMITTEES

Rep. Hernandez serves as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and House Fiscal Governing Committee. While serving as a member on the House Legislative Council Committee, he is also a member of the Appropriations subcommittee on Joint Capitol Outlay.

EDUCATION

Rep. Hernandez attended Croswell-Lexington High School and Lawrence Technological University in Southfield.

PROFESSIONAL

Rep. Hernandez worked as the Vice President of design at a small architectural firm in Port Huron. The Hernandez family is an active part of Port Huron First United Methodist Church, where his wife Renee works in the nursery and serves as Secretary of the Evangelism Committee.  Hernandez is chair of the church’s Digital Media Committee and President of the Methodist Men’s Group.

PUBLIC OFFICE AND AFFILIATIONS

Hernandez is a conservative Republican who believes in limited government, fiscal responsibility and individual liberties, which begin at conception with the right to life.

PERSONAL

Hernandez grew up in Croswell and now lives in Port Huron with his wife Renee and two children, Kelsey and Kara. Hernandez credits his family upbringing for his conservative principles. His father, Salvador Hernandez Jr., worked his way up from general laborer to boiler operator at the Croswell pickle factory.  Hernandez witnessed firsthand that hard work and determination can lead to success.