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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Unemployment offices closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 14, 2022

Media Contact: Nick Assendelft, 517-388-3135

The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Unemployed workers can still certify for benefits on Monday using the Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM). Certification by phone will not be available as state offices will be closed.

UIA anticipates a high volume of calls on Tuesday, Jan. 18, after the holiday and urges callers to be patient. You can save your spot in the caller queue by choosing the call-back option.

Claimants can also use one of the other options for reaching the agency: scheduling a phone, in-person or virtual appointment. Not all daily appointments are being filled, so a convenient time may be available.

Because of the holiday, there may be slight delay before benefits are deposited into bank accounts or loaded onto debit cards.

Unemployed workers claiming benefits in Michigan must report once every two weeks that they are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements for benefits. Certification can be completed online through MiWAM or by phone through the Michigan Automated Response Voice Interactive Network (MARVIN). MARVIN can be reached toll-free at 1-866-638-3993.

Bi-weekly certification is just one of many services available to users through their MiWAM account. With an online account, claimants can access account information, review payment history, update contact information and more. MiWAM is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Claimants may login or sign up for an online account at