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Colorado Unemployment Application

Colorado law requires all persons 18 years and older to provide proof that they are lawfully present in the United States before collecting unemployment benefits. You must provide one of the following forms of identification (ID):

  • Valid Colorado driver’s license or a valid Colorado ID card
  • United States military ID card or a military dependent ID card
  • United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card
  • Native American tribal document
  • Valid driver’s license or ID card issued by another state or Canada

The first week you are eligible for benefits is an unpaid waiting week. You can apply for unemployment benefits online here.

You can also file your unemployment claim by telephone. Call at 303-318-9000 if you reside in Denver-metro area or toll free 1-800-388-5515 if you are outside Denver-metro area.

Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MST)

Fax: (303) 318-9014

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Read Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants in Colorado

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  1. I moved to Colorado as my employer in Reno, NV, was ending due to the company’s financial struggles. My son relocated me to Colorado in hopes to help me gain more financial stability and support resources. Do I qualify for unemployment from my employer in Reno even though it was a mutual understanding that I gave resignation due to the company going out of business?

    • James,

      If you forced to resign due to involuntary reasons, please consider applying for UI benefits until you find another job.

    • You can be eligible to apply for partial Unemployment Benefits for the reduced hours.

      Please consider applying.

  2. If I am laid off while working in Colorado but claim California as my permanent residence at the time of layoff and intend to look for employment back in California from which state do I file an unemployment insurance claim?

  3. I was fired for no reason because I never got any write ups and as well strark lumber went under and reed mill is bringing the employees for cheeperlabor due to my fireing

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