When Should I File My Initial Claim For Unemployment Benefits?
Eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits cannot be determined until you actually file a 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.
The Office of Unemployment Insurance conducts almost all business by telephone. Claims may be filed by telephone or you may choose to file your claim online. http://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/ui/. The telephone number(s) to call to file a claim for benefits is listed on the Unemployment Insurance Home Page under "Claim Center Telephone Numbers "
Get Help from an Experienced Employment Law Attorney
Have you been discriminated against by a potential or current employer -- as a job applicant or current employee? To best protect your legal rights you should discuss your situation with an employment lawyer. Meet with a local employment for employees attorney sooner rather than later to protect your rights.
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- What Information Must I Report?
- How Do I Report?
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- What Information Do I Need To Have Before Filing A Claim?
- Can I File For Benefits If I Am Working Part-Time?
- How Much Can I Receive In Benefits?
- How Do I File Continued Claims?
- Are Unemployment Insurance Payments Taxable?
- Where Can I Call To Get More Information On Unemployment Insurance?
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- What Wages Are Taxable?
- What Is A "Reimbursable" Employer?
- How Are My Tax Rates Determined?
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- How Does The Maryland Office Of Occupational Safety And Health Operate?
- What Happens If Violations Are Found During An Inspection?