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Connecticut Unemployment Extension

In the recent update, Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for one additional year. Now, Connecticut is eligible to continue providing the four “Tiers” of EUC benefits that currently total 47 weeks. This is in addition to the 26 weeks of state benefits. However, the number of obtainable EUC weeks could change since states can “trigger” on or off certain Tiers based on a state’s jobless rate.

Presently approximately 100,000 benefit payments are issued weekly, totaling more than $30 million. The extension of federal EUC benefits will help more than 40,000 jobless claimants that would have seen their benefits come to an end.

Affected claimants should continue to file their weekly claim as usual. It is suggested that claimants avoid calling the TeleBenefits phone system and instead use the agency’s WebBenefits online filing method.

Know more about unemployment benefit extension here.

Questions & Answers

  1. Brian Donovan says:

    My 26 week benefit ends at the end of this month. are extended benefits available at this time.

  2. Diane says:

    I am confused I was cut off from unemployment in ct and when I called they said there was no extension. Is there an Extension? How do I reapply?

    • Adrian says:

      There is no extension available at this time.

      If you have received your full benefits,that may be the end.

  3. Alan Foster says:

    I lost my benefits on or about January 12th after 26 weeks. To date I am still unemployed and was wondering if any extension as happened or will happen,also what should if I do to be proactive on this?

    • Adrian says:

      The extension is not yet approved fully.

      Please be pro active by keeping a track of national news in this regard and apply when/if extended.

  4. Steven Kafka says:

    will everyone that’s eligible be receiving letters from the state labor board?

  5. James Frishman says:

    Will I be notified if Congress extends unemployment benefits? I have been unemployed since April of 2013, am disabled and just lost my benefits.

    • beltway says:

      The unemployment benefits has just been extended to an additional 3 months by the congress.You may reapply with the local office or online.

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