The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has released a schedule to help ease the stress on its filing system.

With a record number of Michiganders filing for unemployment due to shut downs related to COVID-19, the state's filing system was becoming bogged down to the point where many users were unable to file.

The schedule for filing online is:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for anyone with a last name starting with letters A to L.
  • Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for anyone with a last name starting with letters M to Z.
  • Saturdays for anyone who could not file on one of their allotted days.

The schedule for filing by phone by calling 1-866-500-0017 is:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone with a last name starting with letters A to L.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone with a last name starting with letters M to Z.
  • Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone who could not file on one of their allotted days.

Officials have been saying since all of this started that it is faster to file for unemployment online.

If you become unemployed, you have twenty-eight days from the last day that you worked to file for your unemployment benefits.

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