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Colorado Unemployment Extension

Once you have exhausted your regular unemployment benefits of 26 weeks, you may qualify for additional federal benefits called Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC). These benefits are paid throughout phases called tiers. There are additional requirements you will need to complete to be eligible for EUC.

These requirements are designed to help you find new work through work-search support, one-on-one assistance, and access to reemployment services.

You must complete all five steps when you begin EUC or your benefits may be discontinued. Most of these steps can be completed online.

  1. Orientation
  2. Career Handouts
  3. Self-Assessment
  4. Work-Search Log
  5. One-on-One Appointment

Your local workforce center is available to assist you through this process.

You may receive an email or phone call indicating that you are missing one or more of the requirements necessary to receive EUC.

Tier 1

If you exhausted your regular benefits you may be eligible for Tier 1 benefits, for which you must apply. Tier 1 lasts for up to 14 weeks.

Tier 2

If you exhausted your Tier 1 benefits and are still eligible, we automatically transition you to Tier 2 benefits and no additional action is required by you. Tier 2 lasts for up to 14 weeks.

Tier 3

If you exhausted your Tier 2 benefits and are still eligible, we automatically transition you to Tier 3 benefits and no additional action is required by you. Tier 3 lasts for up to 9 weeks.

Additional Benefits

If you have run out of all benefits, including Tier 3 of federal extended benefits, you may stop requesting payment.

Note: EUC is set up to expire on 28/12/13, which would be the last day of the last payable week for any EUC recipient.

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Questions & Answers

  1. Kim says:

    I had been recieving my benefits, and had been qualified for an extension that ended on Dec. 28 2013. I had a signifigant balance on my benefits that were denied me, until or if Congress approved extensions. I am currently homeless and disabled. I am working to get disability benefits. However, not recieving anything has made it difficult to follow up on changes made by Congress. If what I have read today, they have indeed extended our benefits.
    Please help me. What do I have to do to get my benefits back?!?

    • Martin says:

      Please rev up your job searches since there is little available for you in terms of monetary compensation.

      Also check with the labor authorities in your state if there are any benefits remaining in your account.

  2. Catherine says:

    I lost my job in May that I had for less than a year. I received unemployment for that job. However, I worked for a non-profit company for eight years and was denied unemployment benefits because I stated that I left and took a job with health benefits. I did not go into all the other reasons such as being a salaried employee that worked as many as 12 to 14 hours a day with no overtime and working from home while ill or injured with no pay. I had a disabled daughter at home that I needed to be home in the evenings to take care of. I also needed healthcare which is now the law in our nation. How can I be penalized for leaving a job that did not provide health benefits? I was “fined” on my 2014 taxes because I didn’t not have health insurance. I am so confused about being denied unemployment for leaving a job that I worked so very hard for and taking a job that provided what the law required, health benefits.

    • Adrian says:

      Please consider filing an appeal for reconsideration.

      Details of the Adjudication process can be found on the department’s website.

  3. Barbara says:

    I am trying to file for unemployment, but it keeps saying i have exhausted my benefits. I have never collected unemployment before. Why is it telling me my benefits are exhausted?

    • Adrian says:

      Please call the customer service of the labor dept in your state immediately for an update. This may be system error or a fraud.

  4. Carlos says:

    Do I have to do the 5 steps again that I did to get tier 1 in Oder to get tier 2 going or can I just file new claim

  5. salvatore v citrano says:

    I have used my 24 weeks of unemployment . How do I get extension? It won’t come up online. can someone every time I call your phone is busy. I have spent 4 hours on the phone listing to busy signal. HELP!!!!!

    • kathy says:

      The form will be mailed to you when your balance reaches zero. this is a public website – i deleted your personal information. You can call the unemployment office the week your balance goes to zero to initiate the extension.

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