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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.

Questions & Answers

  1. Ronda Rice says:

    Do you call Marvin every week or every other week?

  2. Charlotte L. Anderson says:

    After I call Marvin how often will I receive benefits, by weekly or once a week?

  3. scott norman estes jr. says:

    I have not recived any benfiots since December od 2015 and have not recived my debit card in the mail…

    • Martin says:

      Please call the Claims Center immediately for an update. Please remember it is your responsibility to chase periodically.

  4. Debra Flatt says:

    My 3rd and 4th weeks were accepted yesterday.
    how long is the usual wait for a deposit?
    M.A.R.V.I.N said it would be today.

    • Martin says:

      Please wait for a day or two for the payment. If you do not receive as per the timelines, please call the Claims Center for an update.

  5. michael fromholz says:

    i have been trying to get on line to claim my week ending and i cant. i went on phone sunday and its closed…help me ….

    • Martin says:

      Please call the number during the prescribed hours.

      You will find these details on the official website of the Unemployment Office.

  6. Edmond Miesch says:

    I have received 20 week’s of unemployment and friends of mine say that i should receive 26 week’s.

    Should i be receiving 6 more week’s of unemployment ?

  7. Pennye Padgett says:

    I filed last Monday but haven’t heard anything. What do I do?

  8. Todd andersen says:

    I sighted up for unemployment on wiwam but i can’t find the Marvin web site too certify.does anyone know the web address???

  9. Ingrid Rhodes says:

    I missed my time to call Marvin, what should I do?

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