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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.

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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
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    @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
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    @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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    @DavidSupportsMonica: "Doesn't matter. If resident outside Maryland, and covered by Mary's unemployment insurance program, application is still made to Maryland." I don't think that's universally true. I believe that a US state's unemployment can only be collected if the person is presently in the US (in that state or another state), and authorized to work in the US, or the person is presently in Canada, and authorized to work in Canada. I do not believe this is true if the person is present in any other country. – user102008 Aug 9 at 7:07
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    @DavidSupportsMonica: In this guide, at the bottom of page 13, it says "You are not eligible to continue filing for UI benefits if you move to another country. " – user102008 Aug 9 at 23:26

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