Missing Weekly Unemployment Claims Can Now Be Filed Online

The Maryland Division of Unemployment Insurance today announced that technical issues caused many claimants to miss the window to file their weekly requests for benefit payment, which are called weekly claim certifications. To remedy the situation, and ensure that claimants receive the full benefit amount for which they are eligible, the State has updated its systems to residents to retroactively file weekly claims online.

According to a press release:

We have implemented a new solution and updated our systems to allow you to file ALL the weekly claim certifications you have been unable to file since filing your initial claim. Starting Thursday, April 9th, you will be able to file ONLINE for each of those missing week(s). Each missing week has to be done one day at a time.Here are specific instructions on how to file the untimely weekly claim certifications:

  1. You will not need to contact a claim center by phone to request payment for the weeks that you did not submit a timely claim certification. We have reopened your claim certification week(s) so that you may file your missed requests for benefit payment entirely online.
  2. You will be able to file the missing claim certifications ONLINE between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Remember, each missing week must be filed one day at a time. As the chart below illustrates, you will need to wait until the next business day after filing a missing claim certification before the next week’s claim certification will be available.

Last week, more than 108,000 Marylanders filed claims for unemployment insurance, a third straight week of record-setting jobless claims. More than 234,000 people have now filed unemployment claims amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more than in all of 2019.


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