Unemployment Benefits in Maryland

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Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Maryland. If you are here, you are probably trying to figure out your unemployment benefits to keep you afloat during this challenging time. Applying for unemployment benefits can be complicated, so we put together these resources to help you navigate.

What is it called?

The Maryland Department of Labor runs the states Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.


You can utilize the online NetClaims application to file your claim.

This online application is available 24/7, but it is encouraged to file during non-peak hours (8PM - 7AM) for faster processing speeds.

By Phone

Lines are open from 7AM - 6PM, Monday through Friday. To contact a Claim Center, call 410-949-0022.

  • If your last name starts with A - F, file your claim on Monday.
  • If your last name starts with G - N, file your claim on Tuesday.
  • If your last name starts with O - Z, file your claim on Wednesday.
  • Claim filing is open to all last names by phone on Thursday and Friday and online Thursday through Sunday.

Filing later in the week will not delay your payments or affect the date of your claim.

FAQ + Resources

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Good luck, we're here to help! Information is changing quickly. Please consult the state's applicable website provided above to be sure the information is valid.

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