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I am a US citizen and was working as US expat for an NGO based in Rockville, MD. All my taxes are paid to US and up to date with IRS. I was terminated right before Covid-19 outbreak. I am still stuck with my family abroad. My question is how I can apply for unemployment benefits? I do not pay state taxes to Maryland, but all other federal taxes were withhold from my salary directly.

  • Where are you resident? – Patricia Shanahan Apr 12 at 16:43
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    @PatriciaShanahan Doesn't matter. If resident outside Maryland, and covered by Mary's unemployment insurance program, application is still made to Maryland. See: FAQ #4 on labor.maryland.gov/employment/claimfaq.shtml#movedfrommd. The more germane question is may the OP collect Maryland unemployment when the work was done outside the state? That question is unanswered by the FAQ. – DavidSupportsMonica Apr 12 at 20:22
  • @DavidSupportsMonica before asking that question I would ask whether the employee was even covered under Maryland's unemployment insurance program. – phoog Apr 12 at 21:01
  • @phoog That's another way of phrasing the same question I put. While the OP had a MD employer, a quick run-through of the MD unemployment insurance webpages didn't present anything addressing it. I think one would have to examine the MD statutes (and, perhaps, MD administrative and/or legal cases...or a MD unemployment atty) to find the answer. – DavidSupportsMonica Apr 12 at 21:07
  • @DavidSupportsMonica another question to ask, of course, is whether he is entitled to unemployment benefits in his place of residence. – phoog Apr 12 at 22:36

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