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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. CJ says:

    I worked part time and had a busy week, but it wont last like this. do I get an extra week if i don’t put a a claim in this week. I still didn’t make close to what my benefits would be if i just sat at home. Plus it takes this organization a while to pay me. So essentially I’m asking will the state punish me for working that much?

    • Martin says:

      A claim is only for a week. You will not be penalized for working extra.

      Please call the Claims Center for further information.

  2. Davina says:

    My job was eliminated after 71/2years. It’s a very specific job in a career that’s not very big in CT. I was very lucky to have it then its gone so I go on unemployment as I search for a similar job so the benefits end and they say NO MORE MONEY NO MORE EXTENSION …WHAT??? how can I pay my rebt? I had a job that never gave me a raise in all those years hence no savings account I am scared since I have bills and no money and can’t find a job why is this? And they won’t give me welfare since I don’t have 9 kids by different baby daddy’s. Please explain why this is???? I’ve worked ALL MY LIFE so why am I being punished?

    • Martin says:

      I can understand your frustration. EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired and therefore no extension is available.

      You can call the Unemployment Office in your state to inquire about benefits in other form(s).

  3. Diane says:

    My unemployment just ran out. Can I get an extension?

    • Martin says:

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  4. Jennifer Belotti says:

    Is there any extensions available at the moment? Thanks for the help

  5. Maureen Vogt says:

    My benefits will run out at the end of the month is there extensions to apply for and how do I do that?

    • Martin says:

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  6. Karen says:

    My unemployment benefit will end on March. I applied on October. On November, I was just given a week benefit but then they held it due to some to some information they need to further assess. Afterwards, they restarted it again on the 2nd week of this month. My benefit will expire on March and I’m wondering if I could apply for an extension or continuation of my benefit.There is still a good amount of money left that has not been used under my account. Can I apply for an extension?

    • Martin says:

      There is no extension.

      To find out more about the monies in your account, please call the claims center on the phone numbers provided.

  7. javi says:

    How do I find out if I missed any of my exts. I lost my job in 2007 but I’m not sure if I received all my extensions I don’t recall collecting unemployment 2013.2014. Is there a way to find out I have applied everywhere for work and in ct employment is a disaster I believe the economy has not recovered even though the state says it has and that’s only because eveybody they cut off unemployment they don’t put on thier list.

    • Martin says:

      Please note there is no extension available.

      For further information on your previous claim, please contact the Unemployment Office in your state.

  8. Charles Esposito says:

    My unemployment runs out Dec.13,2015. I would like to know if I can re-apply for my benefit in CT. And how do I go about doing this.

  9. william ezold says:

    my unemployment is going to run out will i get an extention

    • Martin says:

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  10. Theresa frye says:

    My unemployment has ended on 8/10/15 could there be an extension available at this time. I appreciate your help.

  11. Linda Rea says:

    husband unemployment will run out in 2 weeks has been to and wrote down all 52 places he applied. He will be
    62 in sept and can still work can he get an extension? It seems his age is a factor.

    • Adrian says:

      Linda,

      There is no extension available across the country. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state.

  12. Brian Donovan says:

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Steven Kafka says:

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

  16. 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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