Apply as soon as you stop working. You may not be paid benefits for past weeks if you delay filing.
Apply at the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) website: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/ui-online.
If you do not have internet access on a computer or a phone, you can apply by calling the DOL at one of these numbers:
Is it easy to file for unemployment benefits?
You will need to have patience. It may be difficult to get into the online filing system because so many people are filing claims. It is a two-part process. You have to set up your benefit payments method (direct deposit or debit card) if you have not collected unemployment before. And you have to answer questions about your eligibility.
Follow the special instructions on the website if you are filing a COVID-19 related claim.