Maryland’s BEACON Unemployment Insurance Application

Welcome to the Maryland Division of Unemployment Insurance BEACON Application. If you are an existing employer accessing BEACON for the first time, you will need to first activate your account. If you are a new employer and need to set up your account, you will need to start by registering your account.

BEACON 2.0 will be unavailable on Sunday, November 1, 2020, for 1 hour and 35 minutes starting at 1:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) because of the scheduled time change from Daylight Saving Time. During this time, BEACON 2.0 will be unavailable to all users. The Maryland Unemployment Mobile Apps and the IVR for telephone claim certifications will also be unavailable. BEACON 2.0 will become available for all users at 2:05 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Please note that this downtime will not negatively impact a claimant’s benefit payment or claim.


If you are a new Employer and need to create a Maryland UI Account, register your account by selecting "Register for an Account". If you previously started a registration and need to complete it, select "Continue Registration" Once you have created your login credentials, you can access your Beacon account by selecting "Login to my Account".