Maryland Unemployment

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How to file a claim for unemployment benefits in Maryland:

Please file for unemployment immediately after your job loss in order to avoid any days where you won’t get paid. In Maryland you can file your initial unemployment claim online here if as long as NONE of the following applies to you:
  • You have worked and earned wages from a state other than Maryland in the last 18 months (regardless of where you live)
  • You worked for the Federal Government in the last 18 months
  • You have worked for more than 3 employers in the last 18 months.
  • You have filed for unemployment insurance in another state in the last 18 months.

If any of the above is true, you need to apply by telephone here or perhaps apply for unemployment in another state (list can be found here)

Information needed to file an initial claim:

If you go through the Internet filing system, the following information will be needed. Make sure you have these things in order to speed up the process:
  • Your Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Your official name, mailing address, zip code and PO Box if you use one
  • Your telephone number
  • Names, birth dates, and SSN’s of all your dependents who are under age 16
  • Your State driver’s license, Photo ID card, or your Alien Registration Information if not a US citizen
  • Your last employer’s name, payroll address, telephone number, employment dates, and separation reason
  • The names, addresses, and dates of employment for ALL employers in the past 18months
  • Union members must have their union hall number
  • Military members in the last 18 months need their DD214, member 4

How and when to appeal a denied benefits claim:

If you wish to appeal a claim determination you need to do it within 15 days from the time your determination was mailed to you. You need to appeal IN WRITING (mail or fax) to the address below:
Appeals Division
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 505
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone # 410-767-2421
Fax # 410-225-9781

Information on extended unemployment benefits in Maryland

If you wish to learn about how you can apply for extended benefits pleas visit this page. The law was changed on October 2, 2011 to allow an additional 13 weeks but you have to meet certain criteria to be eligible. 


 Maryland Department of Labor
 File an Initial Claim in Maryland
 Unemployment Insurance FAQs
 Maryland State extended unemployment benefit information
 Appeal a Claim Determination in Maryland State
 Maryland Job Search


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