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State's Automated System Still Taking Jobless Claims Through Holiday Weekend

State's Automated System Still Taking Jobless Claims Through Holiday Weekend

Unemployed workers in Michigan can still claim their jobless benefits even though state offices will be closed on Monday to observe the Memorial Day holiday.

The Unemployment Insurance Agency says Michigan's automated response voice interactive network, known as MARVIN, will be available to process the claims.

Unemployed workers claiming benefits in Michigan must contact MARVIN by telephone or online once every two weeks to certify that they are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements for jobless benefits.

Officials say because of the upcoming holiday, there may be a one or two day delay before the benefits are either directly deposited into the bank accounts or loaded onto the debit cards of unemployed workers.

MARVIN is available to users anytime during their reporting week from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on most Saturdays.

It is also available online to those with free online web accounts at michigan.gov/uia.

The Memorial Day holiday is observed by Michigan state government and most financial institutions.

 

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