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Maryland Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Program Description

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Maryland's eligibility requirements.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Maryland during the past 12 to 18 months, and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and available for work each week that you are collecting benefits.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

In order to establish your unemployment insurance claim online, please visit:
This site permits Maryland's citizens to file initial claims for Unemployment Insurance via the Internet each time they become unemployed.
You may direct any questions concerning unemployment insurance to our e-mail address
or to the Claimant Information Service at the following telephone numbers:
Baltimore Metro Area: 410-949-0022
TTY: 410-767-2727
Toll free within Maryland: 1-800-827-4839
TTY: 1-800-827-4400
For more information on the Maryland Unemployment Insurance program, please visit our web site at:
For more information on the Maryland Department of labor, Licensing, and Regulation, visit our website at: