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Colorado Unemployment Extension

Updated : June 18th, 2019

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:

Extended Benefits (EB) – Program Ended

Under federal law, as of 2019, EUC benefits are no longer available.

Extensions for collecting UI payments are in effect only during periods of high unemployment and only if the state or federal government take specific action to provide extended benefits.

  1. i need to call the unemployment office and talk to someone asap ,i cant find the phone number on this site or what time to call them [what time they open in the morning could you please help ?

  2. Have EUC benefits expired in Colorado? If you are unable to find job in the 26 week time frame are you eligible for anything else at that point?

    1. Lisa,

      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.

    1. Bill,

      Honestly, I don’t see any hope. Perhaps, you can check with the local Unemployment Office to inquire about the state sponsored extension.

  3. My current balance for Regular Unemployment benefits expire mid March, 2016. In Colorado, will and when should I request a Colorado Unemployment Extension for benefits?

    Thank you,
    John Harvey

    1. There is no federal extension available.

      I suggest that you call the Unemployment Office to inquire about state-sponsored benefits.

  4. My claim status just turned exhausted but I still have 5 months remaining on my claim. Does this mean the 5 month time period doesn’t mean anything? If not is there an emergency extension I can get>?

  5. Are there still no unemployment benefit extensions? So once you’ve used your maximum payout amount and still don’t have a job you just don’t receive anymore help?

    1. 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. My initial unemployment benefits just expired. My account balance is $0.00 as of September 18th. Needless to say it is difficult for a 64 year old to find full time employment. I was laid off back in March from EPC Energy Services. That company lost all their project work due to the downturn in the oil and gas industry.
    Would you send me the web link to file for extended unemployment benefits? I am signed up with Workforce and meet with my advisor monthly. I am also a Navy Veteran that was honorably discharged in June of 1974. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Dave McInnes

    1. 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.

  7. I have been working for a very long time. Unfortunately I was a caretaker and the person I took care of passed away. I have been looking for work but it’s been extreamly difficult to find one. I recently ran out of the assistance and I wanted to ask you if you could be so kind to explain my options? I don’t know what to do so I would like to talk to someone who can advise me about anything that can help out my situation.. I really appreciate it and I hope to hear from you soon. Thank You
    Jason Hurst

    1. Jason,

      If you’re talking about Unemployment Benefits when you say “Assistance”, please be aware there is no extension of benefits. For further information, please call the Unemployment Office in your state.

    2. Hi Martin,

      You mentioned to Jason that “please be aware there is no extension of benefits”. Does that mean there are no extensions on the first 6 months of benefits or do you mean there are no extensions past the the extensions that Colorado Unemployment mentions it offers on its site?

      1. Hello John,

        The EUC (a federal unemployment extension) remains expired and there is no sign of renewing it. Some states can offer extension during high unemployment. You can call the Unemployment Office in Colorado for further details.

  8. So I have a few more weeks left on my maximum payable benefits. I can’t get a strait answer anywhere on the internet if Coclorado offers any extended benefits, if so how many weeks and what is my next step when I get to that point?
    Thank you.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  9. 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?!?

    1. 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.

  10. 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.

    1. Please consider filing an appeal for reconsideration.

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

  11. 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?

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

  12. 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!!!!!

    1. 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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