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File and Collect Maryland Unemployment

If you have just lost your job and want to collect unemployment, you may be a little bit confused as to how the process actually works. Read on to find out how to collect unemployment. After you lose your job, you will need to file for unemployment compensation at your local unemployment office.

If you do not know where your local office is located, you can find it by doing a web search or by looking in the front of your phone book in the blue pages. For example, if you live in Baltimore, and want to find out information, you can call 410-949-0022. This number would not be relevant if you live in another part of Maryland and want to file unemployment.

You can find out a lot of information about how to file unemployment online if you wish. This might be easier than going down to the local office to ask how to collect unemployment. If you do not have a computer at your home, you can actually go to the library to get information on how to file for unemployment. In fact, at the website http://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/uivideo.shtml  you can watch a video that will tell you step by step how to collect unemployment in Maryland.

You can fill out an unemployment filing either online or by phone. When filing for unemployment, you will need to fill out paperwork and should have information to verify your name, address, social security number and your recent employers. If you are filing for unemployment and have military experience, you will also need to fill out your military experience on the application. Your unemployment filing will go by the date that you first filed for unemployment, not the date when your employment ended. For that reason, filing unemployment as soon as possible is important after you have lost your job. Although you may be upset and have other things to do, don't put off filing unemployment papers.

Usually, you will have to wait for 2 weeks after filing to collect unemployment. After that time, you will need to touch base with the unemployment office every 2 weeks to update them with your status. For more details on filing, you can check out website set up by the state of Maryland for this purpose at www.mdunemployment.com


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