Michigan Unemployment Weekly Claims
A worker files a “continued claim” when the worker reports by “MARVIN” (Michigan’s Automated Response Voice Interactive Network) to claim benefits by certifying as to his or her continued eligibility for benefits.
Requirements for a continued claim:
The claim must be filed by the Saturday after the end of the week containing the last day of the period for which the worker is claiming benefits or is reporting to certify for benefits.
Continued Claims (Bi-weekly Reporting)
With a few exceptions specifically granted by the Agency, such as for individuals in certain kinds of training, or those with hearing difficulties, all continued claims for unemployment benefits must be filed by telephone or online using MARVIN. Unemployed workers are assigned a calling day and time. An unemployed worker who misses calling at the assigned time can call in at any time between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday or Friday of the same week, without penalty.
Times are Eastern zone. The telephone number for calling MARVIN is 1-866-638-3993. A worker with a CWAM account can certify by online at any time Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
Proof at the hearing:
Where the question at a hearing is whether the claim was filed on time, or whether the unemployed worker had good cause for filing late, the burden of proof is on the unemployed worker to show that he or she filed on time or had good cause for being late.
For Further Help
The UIA Advocacy Program can provide assistance to employers and/or unemployed workers in preparing for an Administrative Law Judge hearing. Call 1-800-638-399.