Maryland Unemployment Required Documents Information 

What Documents Do I Need to File an Unemployment Claim in Maryland

To apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, you must provide all pertaining documents and information.

You will need:

  • Social Security number
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Name, birth date and Social Security number of all dependents under age 16
  • Business name, address and dates of employment for all employers within the last 18 months
  • Copy of W-2 form
  • Proof of alien status (if applicable)
  • Union hiring hall number (if applicable)

If you were in the military within the last 18 months, provide your DD214, Member 4.

Individuals need to comply with all eligibility requirements as well.

To be considered “eligible,” you must:

  • Be unemployed through no fault of your own.
  • Be able and available for work.
  • Be willing to seek and accept suitable work.
  • Provide proof that you are lawfully present in the United States.
  • Have earned sufficient wages.

When you file a UI claim, you must enroll in Maryland’s One-Stop Career Center system. You may register online or in person.

To register online, visit:

To register in person, go to a One-Stop Career Center near you. For locations, visit:

Keep a record of your work search.

You may file a UI claim online or over the phone. You must certify for benefits each week to keep receiving payments. This can be done online or over the phone. Instructions will be provided to you.

To file claims weekly, you will need:

  • Personal Identification Number (PIN)
  • Social Security number


Reporting or omitting information to qualify for UI benefits is punished by the law. Attempts to claim and receive benefits fraudulently can result in loss of benefits, fines or imprisonment.

You may report fraud by phone, email, mail or fax.

To report over the phone, call 1-800-492-6804.

To report by email, send a message to:

To report fraud by mail or fax, print the UI Fraud Tip Form and follow instructions. For form, visit:

Mail form to:

Benefit Payment Control
Room 206, 1100 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Fax form to 410-767-2610. is a privately owned website that is not owned or operated by any government agency.