Michigan Unemployment Application

Once you become unemployed, you have two ways in which to file a claim for unemployment benefits in Michigan. 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

    • Hi, Alexandria – you’ll need to contact the Michigan unemployment office directly in order to change any of your information. You can call 1-866-500-0017 – Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  1. Too many sites how do I know im on the correct site for Michigan unemployment to sign up for. Getting really frustrated trying to apply for help

  2. I lost my job because I could not return to work full time without restrictions after my Fmla ran
    Out am I eligible for unemployment

    • Michelle,

      Unemployment Insurance benefits are only extended to claimants who’re out of work due to involuntary reasons. Please call the Unemployment Office for a detailed discussion.

  3. I have never filed for unemployment some of my friends have been telling me horror stories about if I don’t do it right. I have been laid off from my job through a temp service for almost three months and I have not tried to filef for unemployment because I have been afraid of doing it wrong and getting in trouble. My Mamaw has been after me to file a claim but we don’t know if there is a time limit for when your first laid?

    • I suggest you get started without any further delay and claim govt. benefits since they are meant for people like you. To get started, please use the “Benefits Calculator” available on this website.

  4. 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?

    • Dan,

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

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

    • Janice,

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

    • 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

    • 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.

  8. 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

    • Please call the phone numbers provided on the website. We do not have access to the online systems.

  9. 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

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