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Connecticut Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Program Description

The Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under Connecticut law, and meet other eligibility requirements of Connecticut law).
  • Unemployment insurance (UI) payments (benefits) are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers who meet the requirements of Connecticut law.
  • Connecticut administers a separate unemployment insurance program within guidelines established by Federal law.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in Connecticut during the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least a minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines, and be either totally or partially unemployed. You must have an approvable job separation, and you must also be able, available and be making reasonable efforts for work each week that you are collecting benefits.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To file a claim online or to check the status of your claim, please visit Connecticut's UI online claims portal.

Program Contact Information

For more information on Unemployment Insurance, please visit the Connecticut Unemployment page.
You may also visit the U.S. Department of Labor's State Unemployment Insurance Benefits website for additional Federal program information.