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Maryland Unemployment Weekly Claims

If you file an unemployment insurance claim against the State of Maryland, you must file continued claims for each week of unemployment for which you are requesting UI benefits. You may file your continued claims by telephone (Telecert) or Internet (Webcert). Usually you file a continued claim once every two weeks, which covers a two-week period. However, for the first week of benefits, the continued claim will only cover a one-week period.

It is your duty to keep track of the weeks for which you are requesting payment and to file those continued claims by telephone or internet timely. Failure to file your continued claims timely causes a delay in benefits and may result in denial of benefits also.

If your continued claims are filed properly and have been accepted over the telephone or internet, you will receive a processing number. In case you do not get a processing number, the continued claim has not been accepted.

If this occurs, you must contact the Claimant Information Service immediately in order to make certain continued payment of benefits. Don’t wait. To be considered timely, your continued claim must be filed within 14 days from the Saturday of the most recent week for which you are requesting benefits.


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  1. I tried to file my webcert today (Sunday) June 6. There is no action item to file. It says online to apply for benefits” why should I have to start over this isent making any sense and when u call u get hung up on. So what do you do?

    • Whitney,

      That is strange! Hope you were able to get to the bottom of it. It looks like a technical issue.

  2. How I submit the form to keep my unemployment active there no option how to submit as an online form of three jobs at least to file, do you have another website in me or its on the same account to file, it’s confusing really.

    • John,

      It does not necessarily mean the claim is approved. Please be patient and make sure to check the status regularly.

      • Hello,
        I filed a claim on 04/19 and it still says active.
        It also says the info below. I have yet to receive any payments and I can’t get through to talk to anyone. Hoping you can help. Thanks!

        High Monetary
        Claim Regular

        • John,

          Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim. Please try reaching out to the Unemployment Office for an update.

  3. if you are filing weekly claims and they are being accepted doe this mean you were accepted for unemployment? ive already done 2 claims webcerts and i havebt gotten a letter yet saying anything about the debit card

    • Alison,

      I can understand your situation. Please wait. There will be thousands of applications for the office to be processed. Make sure to check the status at regular intervals.

  4. Working part-time for pgcps, 6 hours a day can’t make training work with special need student,will I be able to to collect the difference in pay from unemployment?

    • Angela,

      Please note part-time workers are generally not eligible. Please reach out to the Unemployment Office for clarification.

      • Md allows part time employees to collect unemployment benefits to pay them up to full time in order to encourage people to continue working and not have to go without benefits they may otherwise need.

  5. Ok I filed my job search late but they were in by the end of the week in witch I claimed for. Will I still get unemployment for that week?

    • Tiffany,

      If the claim is not made within the stipulated time (including submitting job search records), the payment may not be on time. Please call the Claims Center for clarification and further assistance.

  6. One of the Telecert questions on the phone ask if I was able and available to work without restriction at my occupation. What exactly does that mean being as though I don’t have an occupation?

    • I was locked out of the filing system when my claim was denied for gross misconduct. Now I have won my appeal but wasnt allowed to file weekly during appeals process. I wasnt even issued the Benefit Card. What can I do if I couldn’t file through no fault of my own? I have a log of my job searches and contacts but coulnt file.

      • Mark,

        Please call the Claims Center immediately for assistance. Your payments should normalize shortly. Make sure to fulfill all pending requirements.

    • Alton,

      For a detailed interpretation of this question, I suggest you call the Claims Office and speak to a representative.

  7. i was not paid this week??? this is the week of labor day and I filed my webcert,according to this week,and I have not seen a weekly payment???

    • Most of the claims are auto-processed by the system. If they did not receive your claim during the stipulated hours, chances are that it will not go through. Please call the Claims Center for an update.

  8. Hi I forgot to enter my work log for the first week. for the second week I applied for four jobs but it’s not giving me a chance to enter it online. Have I messed up and need to reapply?

  9. Hello.I wanted to no if I have any benefits owed to me.I moved and not sure if I am owed any.and never received my card,thank you valerie

    • Valerie,

      Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to your claim information. You may call the Claims Center on the phone numbers provided.

  10. It states that weekly benefits are eligible for 26 weeks but uses the verbage of “weekly payment” does that mean if I am eligible for the full amount I get paid $430 weekly or $860 for 2 weeks? Thank you

    • The amount you’re approved for will be disbursed on a weekly basis upon claim raised by the claimant as proportionate payments.

  11. I thought I filed my weekly claim for the week ending 7/25. I called yesterday for the current week and it stated that I missed the deadline. I have tried calling the office but it keeps saying all reps are busy. What do I need to do to fix this problem. Thank you

    • Please note we are not associated with the labor authorities in your state. Call them on the phone numbers provided.

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