Business, Family

Work search requirement to be reinstated for federal unemployment insurance claimants on July 18

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson on Wednesday announced that the work search requirement will be reinstated for all federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) unemployment insurance claimants this Sunday, July 18. The work search requirement was already reinstated for regular state unemployment insurance claimants on Sunday, July 4. “As of July …


Business, Politics

Baltimore judge issues injunction, unemployment benefits to continue in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore City judge on Tuesday morning issued an injunction that will keep some unemployment benefits in place in Maryland for the time being. Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill granted the preliminary injunction allowing enhanced federal unemployment benefits in the state to continue into September. The injunction orders Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson to to …


Judge rules against ending Maryland pandemic unemployment benefits, state will appeal

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore judge on Saturday night issued a temporary restraining order halting Governor Larry Hogan’s decision to end federal pandemic unemployment benefits. The decision was reached just prior to benefits expiring at midnight. Saturday’s ruling will expire on July 13, according to CBS Baltimore, unless it is renewed or extended. Marylander’s will now continue to receive the $300 in …

As economic recovery continues, Maryland to discontinue enhanced pandemic unemployment benefits

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the State of Maryland will discontinue enhanced pandemic federal unemployment benefits and reinstate work search requirements early next month. “Our health and economic recovery continues to outpace the nation, and we have reached the benchmark set by President Biden of vaccinating 70% of adults,” said Governor Hogan. “While these federal programs provided …

Maryland accepting claims, issuing payments for extended federal unemployment programs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the Maryland Department of Labor has begun accepting claims and issuing payments for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Unemployment Emergency Compensation (PEUC), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), and Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) federal unemployment insurance programs extended by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. There will be no gap …

Maryland Department of Labor detected over 156,000 potentially fraudulent unemployment claims since January

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Thursday provided an update on the department’s ongoing unemployment insurance fraud detection, prevention, and investigation efforts. With the record number of unemployment insurance claims filed and the additional federal benefits available during the COVID-19 pandemic, states across the nation have continued to see bad actors and fraudsters using illegally obtained data to file …

Governor Hogan announces $1 billion emergency stimulus, tax relief package [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced the RELIEF Act of 2021, an emergency legislative package that will provide more than $1 billion in direct stimulus and tax relief for Maryland working families, small businesses, and those who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the start of a new 2021 legislative session on Wednesday, …

Governor Hogan announces $50.5 million for school construction, economic development projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced $50.5 million for critical capital projects in the State of Maryland, including school construction and economic development projects across the state. “These shovel-ready projects will help create jobs and lay the foundation for the strongest possible recovery,” said Governor Hogan. “In the coming days, we will be proposing a larger economic and stimulus …