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Notice for Extension of Unemployment Insurance Benefits

SOURCE: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

BALTIMORE (July 2, 2008)—The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation today released the following notice for recipients of Unemployment Insurance benefits:

A thirteen-week extension of unemployment insurance benefits has been enacted by Congress. Individuals whose unemployment insurance benefit year ended on or after May 1, 2007 will be contacted by mail, notifying them of possible eligibility for these benefits. The letter will contain instructions on how and when to file claims.

Do not contact the claim centers at this time, as they do not have any additional information. Anyone who quits a job to file for these benefits will be denied. If you are currently receiving benefits you will be notified when you exhaust your 26 weeks of benefits. Claims for the extension cannot be filed via the Internet.

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This story was published on July 3, 2008.