Maryland Department of Labor answers questions regarding unemployment insurance

Posted at 4:53 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 17:55:09-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Labor sent a response to the House Economic Matters committee with answers to their questions from an unemployment hearing held earlier this month.

Delegates wanted to know what's being done to address challenges in the event of a second surge, claims processing and a timeline for receiving benefits.

Legislators have been forwarding claimant's emails to the Division of Unemployment Insurance. According to the letter, the department has received approximately 9,775 constituent inquiries from legislators within the past four weeks.

On May 16, the department emailed every constituent received from legislators acknowledging receipt of their issue and indicating that a claims specialist would reach out as soon as possible. They added that they will continue to do this at least once a week with all new constituent inquiries received.

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The full letter can be read below: