Eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits is determined at the point when you actually file an initial claim. You must be unemployed through no fault of your own, be able work, available for work, looking for full-time work, and willing to accept a job for which you are qualified. If you are unemployed, file your claims as soon as possible as your eligibility begins the week in which you file the claim. Apply as soon as you lose the job. State unemployment offices generally take 1-3 weeks to process the application. The compensations will be paid from the week you applied and if you delay, you will lose the benefits prior to the week of filing. Maryland unemployment office.
You can submit your application for unemployment compensation online, telephone, by mailing or by visiting the local unemployment office. Online application is the quickest and most efficient. If you live in the Maryland, Baltimore or other Maryland cities and you need to apply for unemployment in Maryland you can use the Maryland unemployment phone numbers (410 949 0022, 410 767 2727, 800 827 4839, 800 827 440). To apply for unemployment in Maryland you will need to call to set up a new unemployment claim.
You must have the following information to file unemployment online.
1. Your social security number and mailing address.
2. A telephone number where you can be reached.
3. The name, birth date and social security number of all dependants under age 16.
4. If you are not a citizen, proof of your alien status.
5. The business name, address and dates of employment for all the employers within the last 18months.
6. If you work through a union, the hiring hall number is required.
7. If you were in the military within the last 18months, your DD214, Member4.
However, you cannot file for unemployment over the internet if:
1. You do not live in Maryland (Unless wages earned during the past 18months were from a work location within Maryland).
2. You have not earned wages from a worksite in Maryland during the last 18months.
3. You worked for the Federal Government during the last 18months.
4. You have worked for more than three employers in the last 18months.
5. You have filed for unemployment insurance in another state in the last 18months.