So sorry many of you have faced delays and frustration trying to access the new Unemployment Insurance system. It was a huge undertaking to get this system up and running in the short time allowed to be able to accommodate self-employed and 1099 workers. It was promised to be up and running by now and we are very hopeful that the access problems faced today are behind us. They are working around the clock to get this system able to handle the volume of email that is needed---today, 35,000 workers tried to access the system.

The Maryland Department of Labor has launched a new unemployment insurance application called the  Beacon One-Stop. This new application will allow all Marylanders to file all types of claims entirely online! This includes those who are eligible for regular benefits, CARES Act benefits, and individuals who were previously required to file by phone. To learn how services have been improved and expanded, visit the  BEACON One-Stop Overview page.