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Please be aware that the American Job Centers, Appeals Division offices and CTDOL's Wethersfield offices remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Daily updates can be found on our FAQs.

IMPORTANT:  If you become unemployed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you should file for unemployment benefits. For frequently asked questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) for workers and employers click here.

Webinars answering questions on unemployment, CARES Act and more
The USDOL Office of the Inspector General has issued the following fraud alert
to protect those filing for unemployment benefits.
**Please note: the start date for your claim is always on the Sunday of the week when you submit the application for benefits.  As a rule, claims are not backdated to your last day of work.**
**I filed a claim for unemployment because of a temporary shutdown due to COVID-19 however my employer decided to pay me. I would like to cancel my claim for unemployment. Click HERE.**
                         PLEASE FOLLOW THIS TUTORIAL    

Please select this service to file a NEW CLAIM or to
REOPEN an existing claim.

PLEASE NOTE: This service does not support
Weekly/Continued Claim filing.


  • File your Weekly/Continued Claim

  • Select/Change Direct Deposit or Debit Card

  • Check status of your most recent payment

  • View Payment History

  • File your application for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) or Extended Benefits (EB)


   Includes self employed
Filing for PUA is a two-step process.
You must file for state benefits first, using the BLUE button

Claimant's Guide to Unemployment Benefits
Effective October 6, 2019, the maximum weekly benefit rate (WBR) will be $649
quick Click - For Immediate Assistance Use These Links:
Next steps after filing your Unemployment Claim
Lost your Debit Card? Call Key Bank Customer Service at 1- 866-295-2955
*If you still have funds remaining on your Chase debit card, please click here

Pay Back Unemployment Compensation Overpayments Online

Upon filing for unemployment benefits via their home or mobile devices, some customers tell us that entities not associated with the Labor Department are offering bank services, sometimes in the form of a debit card. These services are not endorsed by the agency and may carry fees beyond our control. As a reminder, we offer two options for receiving unemployment benefits –  Direct Deposit or a KeyBank Debit Card – with both services offered through a bank under contract with us. We strongly encourage claimants to use one of these methods to receive benefits. 

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