ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — There’s a new hurdle for those in Maryland trying to collect unemployment insurance.

Some people were given benefits, only to have them suddenly canceled due to fraud concerns, according to officials.


Officials said the majority of these cases are for people who recently moved out of state, but were told to file for unemployment in Maryland.

The Maryland Department of Labor said the steps were out of an abundance of caution and they are quickly reviewing documents to verify and reinstate accounts.

According to recent data, the newest unemployment numbers in Maryland were the highest in two months.

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