How is a change in employment status reported for unemployment compensation benefits in Maryland?


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A change in work status when collecting unemployment benefits in Maryland must be reported when the individual makes the weekly claim certification, according to Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. All gross wages earned during this week must be revealed even if the individual was not paid yet.

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The wages must be reported if earned from part-time or full-time jobs, from one-time gigs or in any other manner, delineates Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Failing to report any wages when making a certification claim for the week in which the wages were earned is considered unemployment insurance fraud by the state of Maryland, punishable by substantial fines and even imprisonment. Other monies acquired during the claim period such as severance or vacation pay, annuities and any other types of commissions must be reported on the week in which they are received.

Individuals presently collecting unemployment benefits must also report any changes on consistent payments that they are receiving, such as pension benefits, and that were already reported in the original claim and factored in to calculate the benefits. How new incoming monies affect the amount of the weekly benefit payment is calculated according to the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Law. Any additional monies earned not recorded in the original claim must be reported week to week for the duration of the claim.

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