Unemployment benefits extended by 13 weeks in Maryland

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MARYLAND – According to a press release from Governor Larry Hogan’s office, those filing for unemployment now have 13 extra weeks to receive insurance benefits.

The Maryland Department of Labor will extend the benefits for those who exhausted both their 26 weeks of regular unemployment benefits and 13 weeks of the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation assistance. The Maryland Department of Labor says eligible applicants will be notified they can apply in a written letter.

Officials say the weekly payment will be the same amount the claimant received under the regular PEUC program.

They say Maryland qualifies for this extension because the insured unemployment rate is above 5% and is at lease 120% of the corresponding average rate in the prior two years.

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