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Subject: Federal Unemployment Insurance Programs Ending in Maryland on July 3,2021

Subject: Federal Unemployment Insurance Programs Ending in Maryland on July 3 Dear Unemployment Claimant: Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland will be discontinuing the following temporary federal unemployment insurance programs on Saturday, July 3, 2021:

  • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

  • Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC)

  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

Claimants will no longer be able to submit new applications for the federal programs after the end date on July 3. Maryland’s Division of Unemployment Insurance will process all federal claims received prior to July 3. If claimants are waiting to receive an eligibility determination for any of these four federal programs, the Division will ensure that they receive all payments owed to them for all weeks prior to July 3 that they are determined eligible for.

Filing Weekly Claim Certification for Federal UI Programs Week Ending July 3

The last week claimants will be able to file a weekly claim certification for the federal programs is for the week ending July 3. Claimants will be able to file their required weekly claim certification in their BEACON 2.0 portal from Sunday, July 4 to Saturday, July 10 to request payment for the week ending July 3. Claimants will receive additional information and reminders via email in the coming weeks.

Note: Eligible claimants receiving regular state unemployment insurance benefits will still be able to file their weekly claim certification for regular UI after July 3.

Reinstatement of Work Search Requirements on July 4

Beginning the week of July 4, Labor will reinstate the standard requirement for all regular state unemployment insurance claimants to actively search for work by engaging in three reemployment activities each week. If claimants do not complete three reemployment activities each week, they may be determined ineligible to receive regular state unemployment insurance benefits.

Examples of reemployment activities include submitting a job application through the Maryland Workforce Exchange, completing a workshop at an American Job Center, attending a job fair, and more. Additional employment opportunities and services can be found by visiting labor.maryland.gov/employment.

All claimants will receive detailed instructions about the reinstatement of the work search requirement in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit MDunemployment.com.

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