Maryland is awaiting further guidelines from the Federal government on how to begin the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program.
See more here: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/uicaresfaqs.pdf
Maryland does not have a waiting period, and applicants are eligible for benefits as soon as they are approved.
Maryland has established a filing system based on your last name.
Maryland employees may be eligible to receive partial Unemployment Insurance benefits while working reduced hours.
Maryland requires companies with 15 or more workers to provide paid sick and safe leave, and companies who employ 14 or fewer employees provide unpaid sick and safe leave. A worker gathers earned sick and safe leave at a rate of at least one hour for every 30 hours the employee works, up to 40 hours of earned sick and safe leave in a year.