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Work Search Requirements - Unemployment Insurance

Frequently Asked Questions Exemption from the Weekly Work Search Requirement during COVID-19 Crisis


All Maryland unemployment insurance claimants must be able and available for work.
All claimants must also be actively seeking work unless they meet one of the following conditions:

  • Have a definite return to work date within 10 weeks or less; or
  • Meet the conditions for an approved training waiver.

Claimants who are subject to recall but do not meet the 10-week-return-to-work date condition must search for work. Based on new law effective July 3, 2016, this group includes claimants age 60 and over who are subject to recall.