Maryland Unemployment Insurance is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State of MD provides assistance for unemployed residents within the state, which is set by both Federal and Maryland State compensation guidelines.

Maryland State Unemployment Insurance

Amounts are determined by the amount you were earning before being unemployed. Keep in mind, there are requirements to qualify for UI to begin with, like how many weeks you worked at your previous job.

State benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when the MD rate threshold is reached, unemployed Maryland residents can qualify for an extension. The State will compensate you for a percentage of wages amount you've previously earned (every individual is different).

In Maryland, unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain their insurance eligibility

Maryland Unemployment Insurance Law

Maryland Unemployment Insurance Quarterly Contribution Report

Requirements for amounts, in addition to calculating compensation benefits can vary, if the current rate for the State drops. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving compensation should be regularly checked on the Maryland Claims Section.

Maryland Unemployment Insurance Webcert

Those who have exhausted all UI are entitled to extended benefits or extension IF the rate is higher than usual.

Under these circumstances, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of compensation. As of 2012, Maryland has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. MD residents can check tiers of for details on extended benefit lengths.