Who is MARVIN?

MARVINMichigan's Automated Response Voice Interactive Network, allows you to report your eligibility for benefits by phone. MARVIN's statewide toll-free number is 1-866-638-3993.


To use MARVIN all you need is:

  • your Social Security Number
  • your Personal Identification Number (PIN)

MARVIN allows you to:

  • phone-in your continued weeks of unemployment
  • ask for information about your benefit payment; such as the date your last payment was made and the amount

Using MARVIN to phone-in your continued weeks of unemployment is mandatory. Contact UIA at 1-866-500-0017 if for some reason you are unable to use MARVIN, or if:

  • you are in a training program approved by UIA
  • you are claiming a flexible week
  • you are self-employed and submitting a profit and loss statement
  • you are not able to use MARVIN, for whatever reason.


Getting Started

Before calling MARVIN's statewide toll-free number 1-866-638-3993, there are a few things you need to do:

  • Read the entire unemployment insurance information booklet you received by mail before you phone-in your biweekly claim. Have your responses ready to enter.
  • Select your four digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
  • Know the week ending dates for the weeks you are claiming. You must use Saturday's date for the week ending date.