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Termination & Unemployment
Filing an Unemployment Claim - Colorado

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  1. Am I eligible to receive benefits?
  2. How do I apply for benefits in Colorado?
  3. How much will I receive?
  4. How long will I receive these benefits for?
  5. After I start receiving benefits, what do I have to do to remain eligible?
  6. I was turned down for benefits. How do I appeal this decision?
  7. More information on Colorado's unemployment insurance laws

1. Am I eligible to receive benefits?

You must be totally or partially unemployed through no fault of your own, and you must have earned sufficient wages in your base period (the first 4 of the last 5 completed calendar quarters before the start date of your claim, or alternatively the last 4 quarters). Also, you must be able and available for full-time work.

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2. How do I apply for benefits in Colorado?

You can apply onlineor over the phone at 1-303-318-9000.

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3. How much will I receive?

Your weekly benefit amount is based on your base period earnings. For an estimate, use the Colorado Unemployment Benefits Estimator.

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4. How long will I receive these benefits?

The length of time that you will receive benefits is also based on how much you made during the base period, but not more than 26 weeks.

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5. After I start receiving benefits, what do I have to do to remain eligible?

You must continue to file weekly. Also, you must continue to be able and available for full-time work. You must actively seek employment, while keeping a record of your work search activities (a form to help you do so can be found in the Claimant Handbook). To be actively seeking employment, each week you must contact the number of employers the workforce center assigns you. You must also register with Connecting Coloradoor at your local workforce center for work search tools within your first week. Finally, you must accept suitable work.

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6. I was turned down for benefits. How do I appeal this decision?

You must appeal within 20 calendar days from the date the decision was mailed to you. Your appeal may be submitted by mail or by fax. Also, you must keep filing your weekly claims regularly because you will only be paid for weeks you filed if you win your appeal.

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7. For more information on Colorado's unemployment insurance laws:

Visit the State of Colorado Website

Read the Claimant Handbook




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