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.

  1. I am trying to register for unemployment benefits, I received a one week check in February of 2019 I found a job. I just lost my job on September 2 2020 I attempted to file and they will not send me a authenticity code text. I found the site and update my number in the system which is the same number but it will not send the code. I used my son phone number no code?

    • We are sorry to hear about your difficulties. There is a huge shortage of staff across all unemployment offices due to a massive surge in UI applications.We recommend you to apply for UI benefits online. Please read this for more details.

    • Sheila,

      Please note this is a private forum and we do not have any connection with the Unemployment Office. You can call them directly for help.

  2. I just certified my two weeks for the first time and the amount under certifications says $0.00 is there something wrong?

    • Jennifer,

      It might be system glitch or there might be something incorrect with the submission. Please call the Claims Center right away for help.

  3. i was supposed to certify for unemployment. I’ve already applied and was sent my certification conformation. For some reason it will not let me use online Marvin to submit my two weeks. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Please advise.

    • Anna,

      Please clear your browser cookies and history and try again. If the issue persists, please call the Unemployment Office for assistance.

  4. i hurt my knee at home a day off. next day went to work,im a bartender so im running around.the next day i couldn’t walk.called work told my boss i couldn’t work because i couldn’t walk.went to doc at walk in clinic.they took x-rays nothing showed any damage.now im wating for an mri.i missed 3 days work now.the following work weak is coming ill prob be off for four more days and i dont know for how many more.with doctors note of course.im wondering if i can apply for anything,and if so when and where do i apply.

  5. Hello, I have a question, if my weekly benefit is 300$ but I have earned 350$ by working 33 hours, still can I claim for benefits, how does it work, could you let me know? Thanks.


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

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

  8. 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.

    • 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.

  9. 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 ….

    • Please call the number during the prescribed hours.

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

  10. 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 ?

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

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