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.
- Career Handouts
- Work-Search Log
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have run out of all benefits, including Tier 3 of federal extended benefits, you may stop requesting payment.
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.