Maryland is accepting applications for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) application, which is expected to open on Friday, July 19.
Maryland Unemployment is the first state to offer UI, and applicants are asked to submit their social security number, the name of their local employer, a copy of their current unemployment check and the name and address of their job search agency.
Maryland unemployment applications will be available on the state website at a cost of $30.
The application process will take one week to complete, with applications due on July 16.
Applicants must submit their personal and employment information.
The Maryland Unemployment Board also requires employers to provide an employer identification number, as well as a signature of an authorized employee of the employer.
The unemployment application also requires an employment contract, which applicants must sign.
Applications can be submitted online, by calling 1-800-622-4669, or by sending an email to: [email protected]
The UI application was created in April to help Marylandans prepare for the jobs market, and the state is currently processing about 2,000 applications for UI each day.
The UI application allows workers to apply for unemployment benefits, apply for loans, apply to other state programs and more.
Applicants must also submit an application fee, a government identification number and a copy the local employer.
The unemployment agency is the state agency that administers the UI program, which has a waiting list of about 3,000 applicants, according to a release from the Maryland Department of Workforce Development.
Maryland is one of the only states to provide unemployment benefits to employees.
In a statement, the UI office said that Maryland’s unemployment program is designed to help eligible Maryland residents stay in the labor force and prepare for a job market that’s expected to be strong again by the end of the year.
It also said that employers will not be required to provide personal and job information to the UI.
“Employers will be required only to provide the name, address and telephone number of an employee who has a job open, and that employer can choose to keep this information confidential,” the UI said.
“If a job has already been posted for a person with a disability, it will be removed from the job search database and will not automatically be removed if the person has a disability.”
The unemployment application is also required for applicants applying for loan programs.
Applicators can also apply for tax credits and child care subsidies.