Unemployed Workers Can Claim Benefits Throughout Independence Day Holiday
Although the State of Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency will be closed on July 4, to observe the Independence Day holiday, unemployed workers can still contact the Michigan Automated Response Voice Interactive Network (MARVIN) system to claim their eligibility for unemployment benefits.
MARVIN is available online to those with free online web accounts at www.michigan.gov/uia and is available to users anytime on their reporting day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on most Saturdays.
Individuals who contact MARVIN by telephone must do so during specific times according to a Monday through Wednesday schedule based on the last two digits of their Social Security numbers or anytime on Thursday or Friday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and on most Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. MARVIN can be reached toll-free at 1-866-638-3993.
Because of the holiday, there may be a one- or two-day delay before the benefits are either directly deposited into the bank accounts or onto the debit cards of unemployed workers.
Individuals who choose to file a new claim or re-open an existing claim may do so even if their assigned call time falls on the holiday. For specific information about filing for benefits through the automated phone system or the Internet Filed Claims system, claimants should visit the UIA website at www.michigan.gov/uia. Information about these options is accessible under File Unemployment Claim Online or File Unemployment Claim by Telephone.
For more information about LARA, visit www.michigan.gov/lara.