How can persons apply for unemployment insurance?

The Division of Unemployment Insurance’s website and call centers are currently experiencing a high call volume due to COVID-19, result in longer than normal wait times.

To file for unemployment insurance via phone, contact the Claim Center at 410-949-0022.  The call center telephone hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To file online, visit:

If you are having difficulty placing a call or accessing the website, claimants can e-mail questions to Employers can e-mail questions to or contact 410-767-2412. You can also contact Employ Prince George’s at 301-618-8400 or visit their website at


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1. What is COVID-19 (coronavirus)?
2. How does COVID-19 spread?
3. Who is at risk for the COVID-19 virus?
4. What can I do to protect myself and others against the virus?
5. Does Maryland have any confirmed cases of the virus?
6. Which phase of reopening is Prince George’s County in?
7. How is Prince George’s County handling the COVID-19 pandemic?
8. Where do I go if I want to get tested for COVID-19?
9. Is there a vaccine for COVID-19?
10. Where can I find more information?
11. Is the County doing anything to alleviate rent?
12. How does the CARES Act protect against evictions to HUD program recipients?
13. What assistance is available to homeowners who have federally-backed mortgages?
14. Will local food pantries be expanded?
15. If I get tested, what should I do while I wait for my results to return?
16. How is the County assisting small businesses?
17. Is the County assisting those providing local COVID-19 relief efforts?
18. How can persons apply for unemployment insurance?
19. What do I do if I am currently facing an eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic?