BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Some Marylanders may qualify for an additional 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits, the state’s labor department said Friday.
In order to qualify, people need to have exhausted both the regular 26-week unemployment benefits and 13 weeks of benefits through the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Investigating Reports Of White Van Approaching Kids, Trying To Lure Them Into Vehicle
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The labor department said it will notify eligible residents in writing. After that, people will be able to apply through the BEACON One-Stop portal.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.4K New Cases Reported Thursday As Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Increase Slightly
The extended benefits will be the same amount as the regular and PEUC programs, officials said.
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