Apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) in the State of Maryland Online using this service. 

FAQs

When can I first file for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Maryland?

Eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits cannot be determined until you actually file an initial claim. If you are unemployed or working part-time, 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.

What information do I need to have before filing an unemployment insurance claim online in Maryland?

You will need to have the following information to file for Unemployment Insurance Claim in Maryland Online:

  • your name, Social Security number, address and telephone number;
  • if you are claiming dependents, you will need their names, birth dates and Social Security numbers; and
  • the name, complete payroll address, telephone number and reason for separation for each employer you worked for in the 18 months prior to filing your claim.
  • if you are not a citizen, proof of your alien status
  • if you were in the military within the last 18 months, your DD214, Member 4.
  • if you worked for the Federal Government, your Form-50 or SF-8 if available

Are unemployment insurance payments taxable in Maryland?

Yes. Any unemployment insurance benefits that you receive must be reported as part of your gross income for both state and federal tax purposes.

To assist you in filing your tax returns, the Maryland State Department of Labor will send you an IRS Form 1099-G showing the total amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to you during the previous year. You may elect to have taxes deducted from unemployment insurance payments.

You can choose to have either Federal taxes, Maryland state taxes, both or neither deducted from your payment. You must sign and return the W-4 form to us before any taxes can be withheld from your unemployment insurance benefits.

Apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) in the State of Maryland Online using this service. 

FAQs

When can I first file for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Maryland?

Eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits cannot be determined until you actually file an initial claim. If you are unemployed or working part-time, 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.

What information do I need to have before filing an unemployment insurance claim online in Maryland?

You will need to have the following information to file for Unemployment Insurance Claim in Maryland Online:

  • your name, Social Security number, address and telephone number;
  • if you are claiming dependents, you will need their names, birth dates and Social Security numbers; and
  • the name, complete payroll address, telephone number and reason for separation for each employer you worked for in the 18 months prior to filing your claim.
  • if you are not a citizen, proof of your alien status
  • if you were in the military within the last 18 months, your DD214, Member 4.
  • if you worked for the Federal Government, your Form-50 or SF-8 if available

Are unemployment insurance payments taxable in Maryland?

Yes. Any unemployment insurance benefits that you receive must be reported as part of your gross income for both state and federal tax purposes.

To assist you in filing your tax returns, the Maryland State Department of Labor will send you an IRS Form 1099-G showing the total amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to you during the previous year. You may elect to have taxes deducted from unemployment insurance payments.

You can choose to have either Federal taxes, Maryland state taxes, both or neither deducted from your payment. You must sign and return the W-4 form to us before any taxes can be withheld from your unemployment insurance benefits.