(WXYZ) — The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency website is experiencing high volumes on Monday morning, resulting in the website crashing.
According to the UIA, they are asking people whose last name begins with A-L to apply today and consider waiting until off-peak hours from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. to file.
"Waiting for 48, 72 hours, or more will not impact the amount of benefits you receive. Almost 600,000 Michiganders are already seeing benefits flow," the agency said in a tweet.
The agency also came up with a schedule to help those trying to apply.
To help Michiganders receive unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19, the UIA has developed a schedule for workers to file for benefits based on the first letter of their last name. Use off-peak times 8 p.m. – 8 a.m. to file your claim at https://t.co/DWuNIJqZUp. pic.twitter.com/kVIkHSctjE— Michigan Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (@MichiganLEO) April 13, 2020
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