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Maryland Unemployment Benefits

To apply now for Maryland unemployment benefits click here.

The latest figures for Maryland show an unemployment rate of .

Calculate your estimated benefit by answering a few questions below.
We created this calculator to help you estimate what you might receive if you are eligible. We make no guarantees or representations that the amount you receive will be equal to what the calculator shows. To apply for unemployment benefits, click the link above which will take you to the official site for your state.
State in which you earned wages
Approximate wages earned from Jan. 1, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Apr. 1, 2019 - Jun. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Jul. 1, 2019 - Sep. 30, 2019  
Approximate wages earned from Oct. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019  

Maryland unemployment insurance benefits are available if you meet these criteria.  The numbers are subject to change, and though www.Unemployment-Benefits.org does our best to maintain current data, we do not guarantee its accuracy.  Please check with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations for the latest facts and figures.

Administering organization:  Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation/Division of Unemployment Insurance (DUI)

Unemployed through no fault of your own. 
Be able to work, available for work and you must make an active search for full time work.
Report all wages earned each week, Report all monies received by you (eg. Vacation pay, severance pay, pension payment etc.)
Be available and / or contact the division of unemployment insurance when directed to do so.
Report to the Maryland Division of Workforce Development when required to do so.
File timely bi-weekly continued claims
Your base period is the first four of the last five calendar quarters completed before you file your claims benefit.

1-You must be earning in at least two of the four quarters of the base period.
Who can apply:  Out of work and part time workers

How long can you claim benefits: Max. 26 weeks

Weekly benefit amount:  $25-$380

Determined by: gross weekly wages in the highest quarter

Dependency Benefit: You may be eligible for dependent's allowance of $8 per dependent for upto 5 dependent children (only for 26 weeks during any one-year period).  Only one parent may claim a dependent during any one-year period.

Note: Congress recently enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Any benefits paid for the weekending February 28, 2009 or later will have an additional $25.00 added. These payments are not available at this time. Once these benefits become available, you will be notified
Timing:  You will typically receive your first benefit check about 3 weeks from the date you file your claim, assuming you are qualified for benefits.

Filing Claims:  You must continue to file your claim every two weeks in order to continue receiving benefits.


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