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Some Marylanders May Qualify For Additional 13 Weeks Of Extended Unemployment Benefits. Here's What You Need To Know

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Some Marylanders may qualify for an additional 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits, the state's labor department said Friday.

In order to qualify, people need to have exhausted both the regular 26-week unemployment benefits and 13 weeks of benefits through the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program.


The labor department said it will notify eligible residents in writing. After that, people will be able to apply through the BEACON One-Stop portal.

The extended benefits will be the same amount as the regular and PEUC programs, officials said.

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For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department's website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ's coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

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