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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The CT Labor Department is working diligently to analyze the federal pandemic relief details found within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law on 3/27/2020. We appreciate your patience as we await guidance from USDOL, and work with technical experts to develop additional programming within the CTDOL Unemployment Insurance system to accommodate the new federal relief programs. 

At this time we have no additional information regarding the timeframe within which we will implement these federal programs, but will update this website and FAQs as soon as we have new information. We are working hard to serve the citizens of CT and ask that you check our FAQs on this website DAILY for updates. http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/DOLCOVIDFAQ.PDF

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For guidance and updates on Connecticut's coronavirus preparedness efforts, visit ct.gov/coronavirus.

If you have already filed an unemployment claim: It is VERY important that you check your email (including your Junk or Spam folders) DAILY for updated messages from the Labor Department. Messages may include next steps, or you may be asked to log back onto your claim to help us speed up processing times.

If you have not yet filed your unemployment claim: Visit http://www.filectui.com, and FIRST click on the message located above the large blue button that says: “For quicker payment of unemployment benefits, please follow these instructions.” This link provides a guide that asks you to file your claim as a “Temporary Shutdown.” To speed up the processing of your claim, it is important that you read the guide instructions BEFORE you file, and follow the instructions EXACTLY as provided.

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Click here for UC-1099G tax form information.

Click here if you are a resident of Puerto Rico, in Connecticut and in need of instructions on how to file PR Unemployment Benefits 

Spam Alert: Any emails associating CTDOL with a gofundme or RFI request (or similar) are not authentic and should be deleted. Considered malicious spam that uses CTDOL’s email header, spammers will use free sites that allow them to use any name and email address.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 on the rights and duties of CT public-sector employers and employees, the Attorney General’s office has issued this guidance: Guidance on Janus v. AFSCME.

The Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative is a free training program providing the skills to become a trades worker. Military veterans encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more.

The Manufacturing Innovation Fund Apprenticeship Program provides financial assistance to Connecticut manufacturers that have a Registered Apprentice Program. Click here to apply or for information.

Looking for additional training for your current workforce? CT’s new Incumbent Worker Training Program can provide your company with up to $50,000 in matching funds. Click here to apply or for information.

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