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Connecticut Unemployment Weekly Claims

Updated : June 19th, 2019

In order to continue obtaining an unemployment check each week you must file a weekly claim, also known as a weekly certification or continued claim.

The purpose of filing a weekly claim is to tell the unemployment agency that you:

  1. Are currently looking for work
  2. Have not done any work this week
  3. Have not made any money this week
  4. Have not found another job
  5. Want to obtain an unemployment check or payment this week

If you delay in filing your weekly claim, you may not get your unemployment check on time.

  1. I have only received 1 check in the last 3 weeks. Can you please explain why I am not receiving my benefits. The only check was deposited on Jan 3. I have been out of work since Dec 7. Please, I need these benefits.
    Claudia

    1. Claudia,

      Please call the Claims Center for an update on the payment flow. This is a private forum and we do not have access to your claims file.

  2. I missed filling this week in CT..I should have filed on Sunday..
    When I go in to file it says the session expired..
    How can I still file for last week..

    Thanks,
    Mike

  3. I have message code # 108 now for 3 weeks. Calling the main # at 860-263-6000 over 50 times only results in a phone line disconnection after listening to a long drawn out message that says nothing about codes or code 108, nor does you website say anything about message codes. Please clarify how to resolve this issue without having to drive 90 minutes to stand in line, both of which I am unable to do for handicap reasons. Please advise how or what is needed to resolve CODE # 108. Thank you, Anne

      1. There is nothing on the website that helps you. I also got a code 108 for last week and this week with no explanation to me at all. The website is useless to help you and calling is impossible. It rings and rings and then hangs up on you. The worst customer service anywhere. What are we suppose to do. I haven’t gotten any money for two weeks now with a code 108. I’m a widow with no other money coming in.

      2. I had a code 108. You have to go to an American Job Center in person. They needed to ask me a question about my claim. I talked to the person at the desk and she cleared it. There’s no other way to do it. It took about 30-40 minutes.

    1. I also got a code 108 for last week and this week. Calling is impossible. They have no customer service. The website is useless. How can they just hold your payment with no explanation to you. I’m a widow with no other money coming in.

  4. Although I apply diligently online weekly, I am told I did not file. This week there was no weekly benefit posted to my account. I call the help line and am told it was posted, but it is not in my account! How many times do I have to try to make arrangements to get to the office, stand in line forever and there still a problem every week. Its never the system. They say they send mail, you never get it and now there has to be another hearing.

  5. CT clearly does not want to pay unemployment insurance. They make it impossible to collect- I’m having problems every week I try – I went to Waterbury office twice. They do NOTHING to help, in fact make it worse. This site says to call the office but NEVER gives a number. What’s the number to call to claim by phone?

  6. What causes your claim to be put on hold? It’s been over three weeks and I still haven’t received or heard anything.

    1. Courtney,

      It can be due to multiple reasons ranging from the “claim volume” to a “dispute” from the employer. Make sure to chase the Unemployment Office at regular intervals for an update until they make a decision.

    2. My name is Ruth Minick 049-64-6711 I am working perdiem work I did not work the week ending 02/02/2019 can I file for that week?

      1. Ruth,

        Unemployment Insurance benefits are only extended to claimants who’re full-time and on rolls of their employer. I am not sure if you qualify, given the nature of your employment. Please call the Unemployment Office.

      2. Did you ever find out what code 108 means. I am in the same black hole and cannot get a live person at unemployment. It has been 3 weeks now.

    1. Rob,

      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.

    2. Hi there, I was on unemployment for 26 weeks they say my benefits were done in July 2019.

      Now I keep getting messages on my phone saying I am entitled to more weeks. Please let me know I am still not working but looking can’t find a job that wants 64 women. I have a good resume\ but as soon as they ask what year you graduated it tells you age. Please let me know if I can reapply for benefits. Worked at my all my life. Thank you Jocelyn Russo

      1. As much as I am aware, there is no extension in weekly benefits beyond 26 weeks. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

  7. I reopened my account and also got two check one that was not submitted in July that was fixed and then the current one that I was filing the last week of June, of $225.00 I was ready for an upgrade so he went ahead and did that and told me to continue to file on that Sunday, and it said it was on hold for investigation for so many days, well its been weeks and still no check of $285..and I can never get ahold of unemployment, its impossible, now when I try to call in, it says I do not have an open claim,,,,, I”m getting angry!!! this would be for the Month Sept 3rs 2017 that I filed, please help me please, its now Nov, 1, 2017 how much long do I have to wait,,,

    1. Sherry,

      I can understand your frustration. Please check the payment status over the internet or call the Center during non-peak hours.

    1. Jeff,

      Ad much as I am aware, UI benefits are not revolving in nature. You can only claim for one full cycle. Please contact the Unemployment Office.

    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.

  8. Can’t get into website for Sunday weekly reporting. After hitting login button it comes up page unavailable all day. Had a couple of friends check their computers also….same page displays.

    1. Please call the claims center for further information and to file over the phone. It may be a temporary downtime.

    1. We do not have any information in this regard.

      Please call the claims center on the phone numbers provided for further information.

  9. hi! I started getting my weekly benefit last week but then this week, ithey held my benefit and the reason is #42. It is due to non- monetary eligibility issue and that fact- finding is needed. how long doni have to wait? I did not receive any letter about this. Do i have to appeal again. Im so anxious now. Christmas is coming and I dont have money to buy gifts for my kids. Pls. help.

  10. I am trying to file my weekly claim and the file weekly claims box does not appear. this has happened before and has become a weekly struggle. any way to get around thil

  11. It would not let me file my claim for this previous week, now that I am trying to file for this week it is not letting me unless I speak to a Customer Service Representative first. Every time I call it says the Reps are busy and cannot take my calls, and hangs right up on me. I have my hearing tomorrow, and I cannot file this weeks. Someone please hel

    1. Please visit the official website and see if you can find more phone numbers.

      You may also wanna consider visiting the nearest office if that is feasible.

  12. Hi trying to enter my claim for a one week layoff and telefile says my ss# is not on file I have a pink slip go online and can’t do it either please help!

    1. Please note we’re not related to the labor department in your state. Please call the claims center to get help on the status.

  13. I submit the explanation connecticut statutory provisions . and i never get the Results .
    what sould i do next ?
    please help me .
    thank you

  14. does anyone know the website to see if your claim went through.At unemployment they pulled up a page that showed the weeks applied. I cannot find that page.PLEASE help!

  15. If I forgot to file my claim on Sunday but try the following Monday can I still get my check for unemployment benefits

    1. Please call the customer service of the labor dept in your state to check.

      Sunday may have been the cut off day to process.

  16. what is the phone number to use for calling on Sundays??? I live in Norwalk CT – also can’t find the correct site to file ON LINE
    HELP
    Thank you

    1. Sunday i am tired to call # 1-866-942 – 6653
      said : This number no longer in service please check the number .

      thank you

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