Maryland Unemployment Extension

If your Maryland unemployment benefits have run out you may be eligible to receive extended unemployment benefits through one of the state or federal unemployment extension programs.

This federal unemployment extension programs is called Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (Also known as EUC08).

Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08) includes 4 stages, or tiers. Each tier has a different maximum time period for which your unemployment extension will last:

Tier 1 EUC08: 20 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 2 EUC08: 14 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 3 EUC08: 13 week maximum unemployment extension.
Tier 4 EUC08: 6 week maximum unemployment extension.

If you use up all of your regular unemployment benefits, normally you don't have to apply for an unemployment extension because the system automatically applies for you, if you are eligible. It is very important that you keep track of your benefits to make sure you receive your unemployment extension if you are eligible.

If you get close to your unemployment benefits running out, give your unemployment counselor a call to check to see what you have to do in order to get they unemployment extension.

There is another type of unemployment extension called Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED), more commonly referred to as Extended Benefits (EB). You will only qualify for the EB unemployment extension if you have used up all of your regular unemployment benefits and also used up all of your EUC08 unemployment extension.

If you qualify for the EB unemployment extension you will receive additional benefits equal to 20 weeks or 80% of the maximum benefit amount on the original unemployment claim, whichever amount is less.

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# Emily 2011-10-11 12:08
I'm trying to help my father file Tier 1 EUC08. HOW can he file for this? He's called the 800 number only to be hung up on, recieve a busy signal, and placed on hold for 2 hours (before giving up). PLEASE help, he's been trying to get this taken care of for 2 weeks now.
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# Denise 2012-01-17 21:46
Is EB the last extention I will be able to receive. What are some other options.
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# Denise 2012-01-17 21:55
If I've already received the extention for EB for 13 weeks do I have anymore options for extentions
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# Mike 2012-02-05 00:26
Hey Denise, did you get an answer to your questions yet? I am in the same situation.
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# Shellie 2012-02-20 18:43
I am currently receiving Tier 3 EUC08, and have never been informed of Tier 4. How do I go about filing to receive the additional Tier 4 benefits, since I've never been told about them when I call? Also, how do I go about filing for EB and what makes me qualify?

thx!
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# mark67 2012-03-24 14:12
Is there an extension available if you have already used your 13 week EB extension? Thank you for your help answering this question.
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# Ann 2012-05-20 13:37
My unemployment will run out in June, and I have submitted 66 resumes had only 12 interviews so my situation is looking rough. Does MD have an extension after the 26 weeks. I have not been unemployed for 22 years.
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# Battle 2012-06-18 12:56
I would like to know how much longer do i have to receive my extension, i think i am in tier 1. I tried calling by phone but no one answers the phone.
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# in trouble 2012-09-12 11:24
I AM AT THE END OF MY 26 WEEKS, IM GOING TO SCHOOL DURING THE DAY, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
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# Pamela 2012-12-31 22:30
my benefits ran out September 2012 will i be eligible for an extension.
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# Need help 2013-01-03 11:03
I called unemployment today I have one week left to file regular unemployment I ask the agent at the unemployment office what's can I do to get ecu grant sense it got approve how woul d I do this I have bills to pay but no one is telling me anything do I have to reapply for the ecu.wht do I do need help have one week left & how can I find out if I can get euc
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# james 2013-08-24 16:22
I am drawing unemployment from the state of maryland, I have received 26 weeks of state benefits, and am at the end of my 26 weeks of federal extension. I have been told I can only receive two more weeks. Is this correct? I thought there was either a state extension or more weeks of federal? Have received in total 52 weeks.
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