Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in Connecticut. If you are here, you are probably trying to figure out your unemployment benefits to keep you afloat during this challenging time. Applying for unemployment benefits can be complicated, so we put together these resources to help you navigate.
The Connecticut Department of Labor runs the states Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.
The only way to file a claim is online. You can file online 24/7 by heading to this website
If you have not filed a UI claim in CT in the past, you will need to "File or Reopen an Unemployment Claim"
If you have filed in the past, you can start with "File Your Weekly Claim"
Once your initial claim is filed, you will need to file your weekly claim each week
Coronavirus Update: Please be sure to answer YES to the first question – "Are you able and available and actively seeking full time work?" Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissioner has waived the requirement to look for work. If you answer no, your benefits will be stopped.
To apply for unemployment, you need to provide personal information including
You may need additional information in certain situations
For more information, check out these links:
You may also submit your general question to [email protected] or call 860- 263-6975 from 8AM - 4PM.
Good luck, we're here to help! Information is changing quickly. Please consult the state's applicable website provided above to be sure the information is valid.