What is MEUC unemployment?

The Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program was created as part of the Continued Assistance Act to assist workers who qualified for traditional unemployment, but also had income from self-employment or gig work that is not included in the calculation of their regular unemployment benefits.

How do I talk to a live agent for unemployment in Maryland?

To chat with a live agent, please select the blue “Chat with us” button at the bottom right of the homepage and then type “speak with an agent.” Agents are available Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How long does unemployment adjudication take Maryland?

For example, the department approved 90 percent of unemployment insurance claims within 21 days in April 2020, but in July, 70 percent of payouts took more than 70 days to approve. In challenging times, Marylanders look to the government for help.

Who qualifies MEUC?

To be eligible for MEUC, individuals must have received at least $5,000 of self-employment income in the most recent taxable year ending prior to the individual’s application for regular UI.

How do I apply for mixed earner unemployment compensation?

You must apply to the Department of Labor to receive MEUC benefits. You are required to submit proof of your self-employment income with your MEUC application. The best proof of net earnings from self-employment is your federal tax return for the year before you filed for Unemployment Compensation.

How long does it take to get your first unemployment check in Maryland?

If you complete your claim application correctly the first time and there are no eligibility issues for the agency to sort out, you should receive your first unemployment check within a few weeks or so after you file.

How do I get paid EDD?

Receive Your Benefit Payments It takes at least three weeks to process a claim for unemployment benefits and issue payment to most eligible workers. When your first benefit payment is available, you will receive a debit card in the mail. Once you activate the card you can track, use, and transfer your benefit payments.