MD Senate to Hold Public Hearing On Unemployment Insurance Issues

The Senate Finance Committee and Senate Budget and Finance Committee on Tuesday will hold a joint virtual public hearing to address issues with Maryland’s unemployment insurance benefits website. Nearly 500,000 Marylanders have filed for unemployment since mid-March.

The Maryland Department of Labor Division of Unemployment Insurance’s website continues to experience extremely high volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to glitches in the system. Governor Hogan this week said that the website is fixed and fully operational.

The virtual hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12 at 1:00 pm and will be live-streamed on the General Assembly’s YouTube page.

Members of the public can sign up in advance to testify virtually.