ABLE AND AVAILABLE
If you are not able to work or not available for full-time work without restrictions. NOTE: If defined by unemployment
insurance as a part-time worker, you must be able and available for the required number of hours of part-time work.
Benefits are denied until you are able to work and are available for full-time work without restrictions.
NOTE: If defined by unemployment insurance as a part-time worker, you are denied until you are able and available for the
required number of hours of part-time work.
ACTIVE SEARCH FOR WORK
If you fail to make an adequate active search for work.
Benefits are denied until you are making an adequate active search for work.
If you are not a citizen of the United States and your alien status must be determined as required by the U.S.
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
ATTENDING SCHOOL OR TRAINING
When you filed your initial claim or your continued claim (request for check), you indicated that you are
currently attending school or training that may interfere with your availability for work.
DISCHARGED FROM EMPLOYMENT - Depending on the reason you were discharged, there are three
levels of misconduct in the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Law.
Simple Misconduct - If you were discharged or suspended for simple misconduct in connection with the work.
Benefits are denied from 5 to 10 weeks from the week that includes your last day of work if your benefit year began before March 6, 2011.
If your benefit year begins on or after March 6, 2011, benefits will be denied from 10 to 15 weeks from the week that
includes your last day of work.
Gross Misconduct - If you were discharged or suspended for gross misconduct in connection with the work
(serious or repeated violations of employment rules or expected standards of behavior could be considered gross misconduct).
Benefits are denied until you become re-employed and earn 20 times your Weekly Benefit Amount in insured work if your
benefit year began before March 6, 2011.
If your benefit year begins on or after March 6, 2011, benefits are denied until you become re-employed and earn 25 times
your Weekly benefit amount in insured work.
Aggravated Misconduct - If you were discharged or suspended for aggravated misconduct in connection with the
work (malicious, deliberate acts meant to cause physical harm, property loss or damage could be considered aggravated
Benefits are denied until you become re-employed and earn 30 times your Weekly Benefit Amount in insured work.
EMPLOYMENT IN ATHLETICS (REASONABLE ASSURANCE)
You are employed in a sports-related job and are out of work between seasons, and you will return to work when the next
season starts. In other words, you have reasonable assurance of returning to work.
Benefits based on the athletic employment are not payable between seasons.
EUC ELIGIBILITY (Federally Funded Extension of Benefits)
You may not be eligible to receive Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) as provided by Federal Law.
FILING PROPER CLAIMS
If you fail to file a continued claim (request for check) for each week of unemployment in time or at all.
Benefits are denied for the weeks for which you did not file a continued claim (request for check) and any weeks that
passed before you contacted DUI to reopen your claim.
If you knowingly made a false statement or failed to give important facts in order to obtain benefits.
You may be disqualified for one year and must repay all benefits you have
received, plus interest. In addition, you may be prosecuted for
INSUFFICIENT BASE PERIOD WAGES
There is a question concerning your monetary eligibility for benefits.
If you are unemployed due to a stoppage of work because of a labor dispute from which you might benefit or in which
you are involved.
Benefits are denied for the duration of the stoppage of work due to a labor dispute.
LATE APPEAL OF ELIGIBILITY
You did not file your appeal within the required time period.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
You are unemployed because you are on a leave of absence and may be unavailable for work.
Benefits are denied as long as you are on the leave of absence and unavailable for work.
MEETING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
If you fail to report to the Division of Workforce Development when required to do
so, or fail to be available for a telephone fact finding interview with the Division of Unemployment
Benefits are denied until you contact the Division of Unemployment Insurance, or participate in the required Workforce
MILITARY BENEFIT ENTITLEMENT
You are recently separated from the military and it must be determined if you are eligible for unemployment insurance
benefits under the Federal Law.
You worked full or part-time during a week and you earned more than you reported, or you received holiday pay, vacation
pay, special payment, bonus or severance pay, OR there is a question concerning your monetary eligibility for benefits or
You worked full-time during a week and earned more than your weekly benefit amount; or you worked full-time during a w
eek and earned less than your weekly benefit amount; or you were self-employed on a full time basis, regardless or whether
you earned any money.
Benefits are denied as long as you are working full-time.
OPTION TO FILE IN OTHER STATE
You may be eligible for benefits in another state that you worked in during the base period.
If you received benefits for which you are found to have been ineligible.
Benefits are not payable to you until the overpayment is repaid.
You are receiving, have received or will receive a lump sum pension or monthly pension.
Your weekly benefit amount may be reduced by the amount of pension you are receiving.
QUIT TO ATTEND TRA TRAINING
You quit your job to attend a training class approved by the Federal Trade (Readjustment) Act.
RAILROAD OR OTHER STATE ELIGIBILITY
If you have applied for or are receiving benefits under the laws of another state or the United
States, for example, railroad unemployment insurance..
Benefits are denied as long as you receive benefits under that law.
REFUSED JOB OR JOB REFERRAL
If you fail to apply for available, suitable work or if you fail to accept such work when offered to you.
Benefits are denied (a) from 5 to 10 weeks, or (b) until you become re-employed and earn 10 times your Weekly Benefit
Amount in insured work.
SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT (REASONABLE ASSURANCE)
You are employed by a school and are out of work between school terms or during a school vacation period, and you will
return to work when school reopens. In other words, you have reasonable assurance of returning to work.
Benefits based on the base period school wages are not payable between terms or during vacation periods.
SECOND BENEFIT YEAR ELIGIBILITY
If you had a Benefit Year last year and haven't worked since it started.
Benefits are denied until you work and earn 10 times your new Weekly Benefit Amount (counting all wages in insured work
since the first Benefit Year began). Example: If your Weekly Benefit Amount for the new Benefit Year would be $175, you
must have earned $1750 since your first Benefit Year began.
You are receiving, have received or will receive severance pay, dismissal pay, [or] wages in lieu of notice.
This money is allocated from the last day of work. Benefits are not payable for the weeks to which this money is allocated.
All severance payments are deductible, regardless of the reason that you became unemployed.
You are required by court order to pay child support that may be deducted from your weekly unemployment insurance
VOLUNTARY QUIT EMPLOYMENT
You have voluntarily quit your employment.
If you quit your job without good cause attributable to your employment, either of two disqualifications may apply:
Denial of benefits
(a) from 5 to 10 weeks from the week that includes your last day of work, or
(b) until you become re-employed and earn 15 times your Weekly Benefit Amount in insured work (voluntarily leaving to
join a spouse, to attend school or become self-employed result in this penalty as provided by the Maryland Unemployment
Insurance Law). Penalties are determined based on the reason you voluntarily quit.
WORK SHARING ENTITLEMENT
You are participating in a work sharing plan and there is a question about your eligibility for work sharing benefits.