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 benefits extension here.
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.