Helpful Information Relating to Applying for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits
UWM is considered one employer, so when applying for UWM please note the following information as your employer when applying for unemployment insurance benefits:
Employer: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Address: P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Account Number (if needed): 691118
Providing this information will hopefully ensure you have no delays in your claim getting processed and sent to UWM.
How do I know if I am eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits?
For information about eligibility relating to Unemployment Insurance Benefits, please visit the following webpage:
How do I apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits?
For information about applying for Unemployment Insurance Benefits, please visit the following webpage:
How do I calculate my hourly rate to better calculate my weekly earnings?
For annual (12-month) employees:
Salary divided by 2080 (total hours worked in calendar year) = Hourly rate multiplied by hours worked that week
Example: $52,000 ÷ 2080 = $25/hour × 30 (hours worked in week) = $750 earnings in a week
For academic (9-month) employees:
Salary divided by 1560 (total hours worked in 9-month academic year) = Hourly rate multiplied by hours worked that week
Example: $52,000 ÷ 1560 = $33.33/hour × 30 (hours worked in week) = $1000 earnings in a week
What is the Department of Workforce Development’s Work-Share Program?
For information about the Work-Share Program, please visit the following webpage:
How has COVID-19 impacted Unemployment Insurance Benefits?
For how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Unemployment Insurance Benefits process, please visit the following webpage:
What is UWM’s role in Unemployment Benefits?
Does UWM determine if I am eligible?
Does UWM issue payments?
UWM’s role in Unemployment Insurance Benefits is to act as a middle party between a claimant and the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (Unemployment Insurance Division). Typically, UWM will receive requests of information relating to an individual’s employment status, duration and other details.
Since UWM does not manage the Unemployment Insurance Benefits process we are unable to control certain factors, especially how information is communicated. Currently, the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development sends most requests of information to UWM via paper forms. Most requests are not put online which can sometimes impact our ability to respond to your claim. However, we have a team dedicated to managing the Unemployment Insurance Benefits process to ensure we are responding in a timely and accurate manner to all requests of information from the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Who do I contact at UWM regarding my Unemployment Insurance Benefits concerns?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.