If you intend to file for unemployment benefits in Michigan, then using an unemployment calculator will be of great help. You can use the online tool to get a good estimate of how much you will get in weekly unemployment benefits. If you haven’t used the calculator in the past, don’t worry; it’s very easy to use.
You can access this easy-to-use calculator by visiting http://www.michigan.gov/uia and clicking on the appropriate link. You can use this tool to estimate your weekly benefit amount, or to find out how long you will be able to receive benefits. All you need to do is to click the right link on the page we mentioned above.
Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency offers this Interactive Wage Record Calculator that provides step-by-step directions on calculating your benefits and their duration. For your weekly benefit, you will need to follow the same guidelines that Michigan set forth. The UIA multiplies your highest quarterly wage by 4.1%, and adds six dollars per dependent for up to five dependents. The total is rounded down to the nearest dollar to determine your benefit amount. The maximum one can get per week is $362; if you use the calculator and come up with a higher amount the maximum is what you will receive.