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How Do I File for Unemployment Insurance?

File an Internet Claim
To file initial claims for Unemployment Insurance via the Internet each time they become unemployed. Only one claim is filed for each period of unemployment. After your initial claim is established, you must file your continued claims on a biweekly basis. These continued claims may be filed over the telephone (Telecert) or via the Internet (Webcert, coming soon). You can find out more about filing biweekly continued claims and your responsibilities while filing for Unemployment Insurance by reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions.

  • You cannot use this internet claims system if:
  • You do not live in Maryland unless all your wages during the last 18 months were earned in Maryland.
  • You earned no wages in Maryland in the last 18 months.
  • You worked for the Federal Government or served in the Military in the last 18 months.
  • You are filing for the federally funded Extension of Benefits.
    NOTE: A significant delay or denial of benefits may occur if an internet claim is filed based on one of the above conditions. Instead, you must call one of the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Claim Centers to file your claim.

If you are visually-impaired, have difficulty in positioning a mouse, or experience any other problem with this site, you may wish to file your initial claim by telephone.

If you wish to contact a Maryland Unemployment Insurance office by phone:

Baltimore area & out of state -
(410) 949 - 0022
TTY (410) 767 - 2727
Toll free inside MD:
(800) 827- 4839
TTY (800) 827- 4400



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