If you’ve been filing weekly unemployment claims with the state of Maryland, you have less time this week than you might think.
The Maryland Department of Labor said Tuesday that the period for filing a claim for the week ending Sept. 12 will cut off early this week — Wednesday by 5 p.m.
They’re taking the system down to move it to the new BEACON 2.0 system; it’ll be offline until Sunday, and no weekly or new claims can be taken, either online or by phone, the department said.
If you file your weekly claim by Wednesday at 5, you’ll get your payment on time, the department said.
If you don’t, it’ll be delayed but not canceled: Once the system is back up Sunday, the department is giving an extra six days — until Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. — to file a claim for the week ending Sept. 12.
There are two days remaining for Maryland’s unemployment insurance claimants to file their weekly claim certification by tomorrow on Wednesday, September 16 at 5 p.m. to prevent their benefit payment from being delayed. File today by visiting https://t.co/jiqwa9KRLP. pic.twitter.com/Oy6DbptvsU
— MD Department of Labor (@MD_Labor) September 15, 2020
This article was originally posted on WTOP NEWS MARYLAND