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With tax season approaching, the state of Michigan has begun making available year-end tax statements called 1099-G or “Certain Government Payments” to anyone who has received unemployment benefits in 2012. Now you can view and print your 1099-G statement online.

Michigan Job Benefit Statements Online Instructions
Beginning February 1, individuals are able to view the 1099-G statements online. The statements are prepared by UIA and report how much individuals received in unemployment benefits last year. If you chose to have the taxes withheld, you are also able to see detailed information on how much in state and federal income taxes were deducted from a person’s unemployment benefits.

You need to establish an online account before being able to view the statement.

  1. Visit
  2. Click Online Service
  3. Click My Account On the Claim Portal
  4. Click Register as a new user
  5. After filling all the forms required, your account will be established

You can also establish a free claim web account that enables you to view your benefits history, certify through MARVIN online, and communicate directly with the agency’s Virtual Problem Resolution team. To apply for unemployment benefits at File Unemployment Claim. You will need:

  • Social Security Number
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN) from a previous claim used to call MARVIN, your driver’s license or State ID number
  • Routing Transit Number and your Account Number if choosing Direct Deposit for your benefit payments
  • Alien Registration Number and the expiration date of your work authorization
  • Names, address, dates of empoloyment, and wages paid by the employers you worked for during the past 18 months
  • Some Commonly Used Terms

Calendar Quarter (QTR): A period of 3 consecutive calendar months ending with the last day of March (1st Qtr), June (2nd Qtr), September (3rd Qtr), or December (4th Qtr).

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA): The parent department of the Unemployment Insurance Agency.

Federal Employer Identification Nunber (FEIN): A number, assigned to employers by the Internal Revenue Sevice, to identify a business entity. The UIA can use this number to identify your employer.

Michigan’s Automated¬† Response Voice Interactive Network (MARVIN): MARVIN allows unemployed workers to certify their claim and inquire about their claim by communicating with the UIA automated benefits system using a touch-tone telephone or Internet service.

Reference Link:

  1. UIA Online Service
  2. Michigan Government Portal Site –
  3.  Michigan Government Help Center