Applying for Michigan Unemployment

Unemployed? Filing the Michigan Weekly Unemployment Application can be easier than one may think. There are 2 ways to file an application which are by telephone or internet.

By calling 1-866-500-0017 the application can be done easily over the phone. There are date specific guidelines to follow using the last 2 digits of your social security number; for example, if the last 2 digits are 01 you would call Mondays between 8:00 am and 12:30 pm. The chart below is for reference purposes only:

  • Mon 00-15
  • Tue 34-48
  • Wed 67-81
  • Thur/Fri Open Call IN
  • 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
  • Mon 16-33
  • Tue 49-66
  • Wed 82-99
  • Thur/Fri Open Call IN
  • 12:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Representatives are available for assistance during these times, but you can call after 6:00pm if assistance is not needed. Once you file the application a letter of determination will be sent stating qualification.

The second method of filing the Michigan Weekly Unemployment Application is by internet. An application can be done via the following website: www.michigan.gov/uia. Applications are accepted between the hours of 7:00am Monday through 7:00pm Saturday. A computer with internet access is necessary to file online. The process takes approximately 45 minutes.

Marvin is the term for the telephone service used for claiming weeks of unemployment. By calling Marvin, one can claim weeks of unemployment, hear the amount of payment being issued, and when the payment can be expected. This is an automated system, but it is very easy to use. There are some key factors one should know before calling Marvin because answering wrong will cause ineligibility. One must be able to work, available to work, and seeking work. One is required to register for work through Michigan Talent Bank with 3 days of applying. It is easiest to do this right away if application is submitted online.

Questions or concerns should be directed call the automated customer service hotline at 1-866-500-0017, or for general information about unemployment benefits vist www.michigan.gov/uia.

Filing the Michigan Weekly Unemployment Application is simple with the easy how to guide above.

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