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The past, present and future of unemployment in Maryland

Posted: 5:19 PM, Feb 07, 2021
Updated: 2021-02-07 17:19:39-05
Unemployment

BALTIMORE — As we continue through the pandemic, an issue that continues to impact millions of Marylanders every day is unemployment.

To help you better understand where we've been and where we're headed in this matter, we've put together a live unemployment timeline as well as the deadlines and timelines for all current programs.

Here's a look at the current unemployment programs active in Maryland and when they expire.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

Provides benefits to claimants who are not eligible for traditional unemployment benefits, including the self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and those without sufficient work history.

  • The Federal Government renewed this program, providing an additional 11 weeks of benefits to claimants. The extension is available from January 2, 2021 through the week ending April 10, 2021.
  • No new claims may be filed after March 13, 2021.

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

  • Provides an additional $300 per week for those who receive unemployment benefits during the weeks ending January 2, 2021 to March 13, 2021.

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

This program provides benefits to claimants after they have exhausted their regular unemployment benefits. Those benefits must have been exhausted on or after July 1, 2019.

  • The federal government renewed the program by providing an additional 11 weeks of benefits to claimants. The extension is available from the week ending January 2, 2021 through week ending April 10, 2021.
  • No new claims may be filed after March 13, 2021.

Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation Program (MEUC)

This program, payable for weeks ending Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, to Saturday, March 13, 2021, provides an additional $100 weekly benefit payment to claimants that are receiving regular unemployment, PEUC, Extended Benefits, or Work Sharing benefits. It is NOT available to PUA claimants.

  • To be eligible, claimants must provide documentation that they earned at least $5,000 (net) in SELF-EMPLOYMENT Income in the prior taxable year.
  • Applications for the MEUC program are not available yet. Labor will notify potentially eligible claimants.

For the latest information on Maryland Unemployment, whether it be missing payments in your BEACON account, issues with a Bank of America unemployment debit card or general unemployment information, click here.