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Unemployment Compensation

You should file for unemployment benefits as soon as possible after you leave a job, even if you quit your job or were fired.

You may be eligible to collect unemployment benefits if your employer terminated you, furloughed you, or laid you off; you are self-quarantining; or you are the primary caregiver for children whose school is closed.

If the Connecticut Department of Labor Board of Review made a decision about your unemployment case and you think their decision was wrong, this guide can help you appeal to Connecticut’s Superior Court.

Get the latest information for Connecticut residents on the COVID-19 outbreak, including checks from the government, court access, DSS benefits, health insurance, drivers's licenses, housing, foreclosures, immigration, utilities, unemployment, and more.

You have been called back to work… Now what? Workers across CT are facing a hard dilemma about how to balance risks to their health and livelihood with employer requests that they return to work.

On April 1, 2020, a new law went into effect that requires some employers to give their employees paid leave for reasons related to COVID-19. This law will remain in place until December 31, 2020.

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Unemployment Compensation

You should file for unemployment benefits as soon as possible after you leave a job, even if you quit your job or were fired.

You may be eligible to collect unemployment benefits if your employer terminated you, furloughed you, or laid you off; you are self-quarantining; or you are the primary caregiver for children whose school is closed.

If the Connecticut Department of Labor Board of Review made a decision about your unemployment case and you think their decision was wrong, this guide can help you appeal to Connecticut’s Superior Court.

Get the latest information for Connecticut residents on the COVID-19 outbreak, including checks from the government, court access, DSS benefits, health insurance, drivers's licenses, housing, foreclosures, immigration, utilities, unemployment, and more.

You have been called back to work… Now what? Workers across CT are facing a hard dilemma about how to balance risks to their health and livelihood with employer requests that they return to work.

On April 1, 2020, a new law went into effect that requires some employers to give their employees paid leave for reasons related to COVID-19. This law will remain in place until December 31, 2020.