Maryland unemployment provides temporary financial assistance to workers who have lost their jobs involuntarily. Maryland unemployment is a joint program of both the U.S. and Maryland governments.
You are eligible for unemployment if:
- You worked in Maryland during the past 18 months as an employee for a company that paid unemployment taxes on your job.
- You are not at fault for losing your job
- You are actively seeking employment
- You are physically and mentally capable of working
- You are available to work
For filing you need:
- Your Social Security Number, mailing address, and a telephone number where you can be reached.
- Name, date of birth, and Social Security Number of all dependents under age 16.
- If you are not a U.S. citizen, proof that you are legally able to work in the U.S.
- The business name, address, dates of employment, and reason for separation for all employers within the last 18 months.
- If you are a union member, the hiring hall number is required.
- If you served in the military within the last 18 months, your DD214, Member 4 is required.
You can file for Maryland unemployment online at mdunemployment.com or you can file by calling a Maryland Claim Center.