Unemployment – permanent or temporary – can hit you financially, making it difficult to pay your bills or enjoy the same quality of life as you were living before losing your job. If you are a resident of Maryland and were terminated from your job, you should immediately apply for unemployment benefits. If you are a resident of Maryland and are considering quitting your job, you should know that this typically will disqualify you from receiving unemployment benefits, unless you quit for “good cause” related to your employment. If you were terminated and were denied benefits by your employer, unemployment law attorneys in Maryland can fight for your legal rights. Here is what you need to do –
- File a Maryland unemployment application with the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation as early as possible. You can do this in-person at a Maryland unemployment office, through the Maryland unemployment website, or over the phone. Make sure that you keep searching for a new job as you might be asked to submit proof of job hunting activities later on.
- Once the application is received, it is reviewed by the state unemployment agency. Depending on a variety of factors, the application might get an approval or rejection from the Maryland unemployment department.
- If your application gets denied, you can appeal and must comply with the deadlines specified in your denial letter. Unemployment law attorneys in Maryland can help you in the process, however if you miss the appeal deadline you have no further recourse. Sometimes, employers oppose benefits saying that you were terminated for misconduct or quit your job. Our attorneys have years of experience dealing with such issues and will help you fight for your legal rights and make sure that you get what you are entitled to.