Maryland Unemployment Application
Updated : March 12th, 2020
Eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits cannot be determined until you actually file an initial claim. If you are unemployed, file your claim as soon as possible, as your eligibility begins the week in which you file your claim. Your claim becomes effective the Sunday of the week during which you apply for benefits.
You can file via the Internet or by telephone using one of the telephone numbers listed on the Unemployment Insurance.
In addition, you must be unemployed through no fault of your own, be able to work, available for work, looking for full-time work (unless defined by Unemployment Insurance as a part-time worker), and willing to accept a job for which you are qualified.
Before filing a claim you will need to have:
- your name, Social Security number, address and telephone number
- if you are claiming dependents, you will need their names, birth dates and Social Security numbers
- the name, complete payroll address, telephone number and reason for separation for each employer you worked for in the 18 months prior to filing your claim
Before applying for unemployment benefits, check the following useful links –