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DLLR's Division of Unemployment Insurance

 

Federal Sequestration Information – Impacts on Maryland Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Federal Employees – June 10, 2013

 

Federal sequestration began on March 1, 2013. Sequestration is a term used to describe the practice of implementing mandatory federal budget cuts. The following is the current information concerning the effects of sequestration on unemployment insurance benefits and individuals who may be furloughed due to sequestration.

Impact on Maryland Regular Unemployment Insurance Benefits
There is no impact on Maryland regular unemployment insurance benefits. Maryland regular UI benefits will not be reduced due to the federal sequestration.

Impact on Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation - June 10, 2013
There will be a reduction in claimants’ federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits.

Federal Employee Information
If a federal employee is subject to sequestration and is furloughed one or two days per week, the employee will not be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. The earnings for three or four days each week will disqualify the claimant from receiving any benefits.

If a federal employee is subject to sequestration and is furloughed for three or more days in a week or is totally laid off, the individual must file a claim by calling an unemployment insurance claim center. The claim cannot be filed via the internet.

If a federal employee voluntarily quits employment due to the sequestration, the individual will likely be disqualified from receiving unemployment insurance benefits.
Maryland Claim Process for Federal Employees Furloughed Due to Sequestration

Federal Contractor Employee Information
If an employee of a private company is furloughed for one or two days per week, the individual will generally not be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. See the guidance under Federal Employee Information.

If an employee of a private company which is a federal contractor is laid off due to sequestration, the individual may file a claim via the internet or by contacting a claim center.