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Online Hearing on MD Unemployment Held Tuesday

May 13th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland residents used terms like  “soul crushing” and some described the process as “hellish” in describing their experiences seeking unemployment benefits via a state website. Testimony was taken during an online hearing with state lawmakers Tuesday.  More than 1,100 people signed up to testify before leaders of two Maryland Senate committees, which scheduled hours to hear from the first 270 who signed up to testify. A common complaint was the inability to reach someone for help using the website…

One Response to “Online Hearing on MD Unemployment Held Tuesday”

  1. May 13, 2020 at 6:34 am, Beth said:

    I have been unemployed since March 13. I still have not received any unemployment benefits. After several weeks I was able to finally file. I’ve submitted all of the necessary documentation and I meet all of the eligibility criteria. I have 2 children and I haven’t had a paycheck since March. Just promises of benefits I have yet to receive. There is no one to call for help. They don’t answer the phone or it’s busy. No human has ever responded.


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