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Maryland Unemployment Insurance Benefits

If you're looking to receive Maryland unemployment compensation, there are a few things you need to know before you file. In order to file a claim for unemployment, you must file an unemployment claim online or over the phone. You can file for compensation unemployment online as long as you meet a specified set of criteria. This criteria, includes a list of things that you cannot have done in the last 18 months. You cannot have filed claims for unemployment in a state other than Maryland for the last 18 months. You are not allowed to have worked in a state other than Maryland for the last 18 months. If you worked for the federal government in the last 18 months, this also disqualifies you from applying online for unemployment claims. You are also not allowed to file online for a Maryland unemployment claim if you've had more than three employers in the last 18 months.

To summarize, if you haven't filed unemployment claims in a state other than Maryland, worked for more than three employers, worked for the federal government or worked in a state other than Maryland in the past 18 months, then you should be able to file claims for unemployment online at the Maryland Division of Unemployment Insurance's website.

If you can't file online, you'll need to contact unemployment in Maryland to file an initial claim. You can do so by calling 1-877-293-4125, which is toll-free within Maryland. To file a claim for unemployment, you'll need some basic information. This includes your social security number, address, phone number, names, birth dates, and social security numbers of all dependents under the age of 16, alien status if you're not a U.S. citizen, and the business name, address, and dates of employment for all employers within the last 18 months.

To check on the status of your unemployment compensation, you'll need to contact unemployment in Maryland by calling 1-800-827-4839, a toll-free number within Maryland, or 410-949-0022 for Baltimore-area and out-of-state claimants looking for compensation unemployment information. These are the numbers to call for information, or to check on the status of a previously filed claim. These are not the numbers to call to initially file a claim in Maryland.


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