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Maryland Department of Labor announces 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits available for eligible claimants

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Friday announced that Maryland has begun offering an additional 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits through the Federal-State Extended Benefits program. Under federal and state law, the Extended Benefits program is available for claimants who have exhausted both their 26 weeks of regular unemployment benefits and 13 weeks of the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment …


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Maryland’s Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program continues to expand

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that 223 businesses have now been approved to participate in the Maryland Department of Labor’s Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program. As Marylanders continue to navigate challenges related to COVID-19, this program preserves jobs by providing employers with a flexible alternative to layoffs. Employees can be retained at reduced hours while collecting partial unemployment …


Maryland Department of Labor uncovers massive criminal fraud scheme

BALTIMORE, MD—The State of Maryland has uncovered a massive and sophisticated criminal enterprise involving more than 47,500 fraudulent unemployment insurance claims in Maryland and totaling over $501 million. The Maryland Department of Labor (Labor) is coordinating with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General (DOL-OIG) to investigate and prosecute individuals. “Since the beginning …

Nottingham resident receives vehicle during Vehicles for Change 20th anniversary celebration

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In recognition of its 20th anniversary, Vehicles for Change and its long-time partner, Heritage | MileOne Autogroup, this week presented 20 cars to 20 local families whose lives will be transformed by having access to personal transportation. “We are really excited about celebrating 20 years of serving families in the Maryland and Virginia area,” says Martin Schwartz, president of …

Maryland Department of Labor announces over 93% of unemployment insurance claims processed

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor (Labor) on Thursday provided an update about significant progress made in the processing and payment of unemployment insurance claims during the coronavirus pandemic. “Our department recently implemented a fix that has led to substantial progress in processing unemployment insurance claims, resulting in tens of thousands of eligible claimants receiving their benefits,” said Labor Secretary …

Maryland Department of Labor announces payment of over $2.2 billion in regular, CARES Act unemployment insurance benefits

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Thursday provided an update on the processing and payment of unemployment insurance claims during the coronavirus pandemic. From March 9 to June 6, the Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance paid a total of $2,214,266,716 regular and CARES Act unemployment insurance benefits to claimants. This total amount includes $1,552,076,707 in regular …

Maryland unemployment claims fall, over 50,000 file for unemployment

UPDATE: This post has been edited to include those filing for Pandemic Unemployment Insurance. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The number of Marylanders filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell compared to the prior week. The U.S. Department of Labor reported on Thursday that 51,108 Maryland residents applied for first-time unemployment benefits for the week ended May 16, 2020. That marks …

Maryland Department of Labor announces payment of 327K unemployment insurance claims during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson on Tuesday provided an update about the processing and payment of unemployment insurance claims in Maryland since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the unprecedented volume of claims and hurdles to implementing new federal programs, Maryland has been able to pay 327,649 of the unemployment claims received during the pandemic, …