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Michigan Unemployment Application

Once you become unemployed, you have two ways in which to file a claim for unemployment benefits. You can file a new claim or reopen an existing claim for benefits by:

Telephone by calling our special toll-free telephone number – 1-866-500-0017. You can call and file by using a touch-tone telephone from anywhere in the United States and Canada. Your scheduled time for filing by phone is based on the last two digits of your Social Security number. For TTY callers, use 1-866-366-0004.

Schedule for filing by phone Based on last 2 digits of Social Security number

Time  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday & Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 00-15 34-48 67-81 OPENCALL-IN
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 16-33  49-66  82-99  OPENCALL-IN

Internet. File an unemployment claim using our convenient Internet Filed Claims service. The online application is available from 7:00 a.m. Monday to 7:00 p.m. Saturday (Eastern Time).

What you Need?

  • Your Social Security Number,
  • Your driver’s license or,
  • State ID number or,
  • Your Personal Identification Number (MARVIN PIN) from a previous claim.
  • If you are NOT a citizen or national of the United States, you will need your Alien Registration Number and the expiration date of your work authorization,
  • The names and addresses of employers you have worked for in the past 18 months with your quarterly gross earnings and the last date of employment with each employer.

Want to know about how much you will receive?? —–>Calculate your benefits here

Read Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants in Michigan

Unemployed?? ——>Check your eligibility for unemployment benefits

Questions & Answers

  1. Dan says:

    I was on Unemployment got a new job but they shut down for a few weeks..I was told I might be able to use what I had left on my unemployment to cover this since it hasn’t been a year. How do I go about doing that?

    • Sam says:


      If you have benefits left in your account, you should be able to claim them. Please call the Claims Center for further details.

  2. Janice M Parker says:

    I tried t call into Marvin today. I can not find my pin #. So missed the all in time HELP PLEASE

    • Sam says:


      Please call during designated hours and speak to a representative or look out for options on the IVR for a PIN reset.

  3. Kimberly harris says:

    How can I apply for extension

    • Sam says:

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  4. Eric Worles says:

    Received Michigan Unemployment benefits for one month in 2000. Who do I call for a Marvin Pin number to complete my application. I need a Telephone number, I worked in Ypsilanti, MI. Thanks

  5. Breanna Flury says:

    Im trying to see if I can extended out my unemployment ? How do I do that or what numbers do I have to call

  6. Zeyad says:

    Hello, I have finished my 6 months of my unemployment benefits , and I’m asking you gently if there is any extension to get my benefit back , I’m still looking for a job and I need to pay my rent and my bills , I’ll be very thankful for you to help me and if you please inform me what to do, Thank you, Best Regards.

    • Adrian says:

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  7. Gregory M. Henricks says:

    I am trying to apply for unemployment benefits online. Have filled out the MiWAM form. Enter for next step which says I am not recognized. It won’t let me start. How do I get started and to the next step?
    Thank you for your help,
    Gregory M. Henricks

  8. Curtis says:

    Good day,
    I am filling out application on line, for first time ever. I am at section 4 employment. It won’t let me check the box of last employer so I can finish.
    Think you so much.
    Curtis Fairgrief

  9. Sherry says:

    It has been 5 years since I last filed. I do not remember my MARVIN PIN #

  10. Renay says:

    part of this government furlough. Looks like it will take a while, can I apply online?

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