Connecticut Unemployment Weekly Claims

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. 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.

    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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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
    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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