Unemployment Benefits Program
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Thank you for visiting the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Unemployment Benefits website. Here you’ll find the latest information about services and tools available to you to help ease the impact of being unemployed. Bookmark this page and check back often - we are committed to keeping you as informed as possible during this difficult time.

Connecticut's maximum Unemployment Insurance weekly benefit rate is $590.00 as of October 6,  2013. (click here to find how this rate is computed)

Important Unemployment News

  • 211 of United Way can help with Federal Earned Income Tax Credits and CT Earned Income Tax Credits (click here for more information)

  • Per federal legislation all EUC benefits ceased at the end of the year.   The week-ending December 28, 2013 was the final payable week under EUC.   Please be aware that even if you have an EUC balance after EUC ends, it cannot be paid.

  • Important Unemployment Security Notices

  • Online Unemployment Filing Instructions

  • DEBIT CARD USERS: If you have received payment by Chase debit card, please hold on to the card. The cards are valid for 3 years from the date of issue by Chase.

UI Assistance

Need to call us? Maybe not! Want to change your address? Missed filing your weekly claim? Locked out of your account? The NEW online UI Assistance page will allow you to do all this or more! Click here for the Unemployment Assistance Page

Create/Log in to your account


Filing First Time?

Currently Filing?

Re-Opening Your Claim?*

*Select Option #3 if you are filing a new claim using the Telebenefits line.

You must call the Telebenefits line to re-open your claim. The links above are for informational purposes

Common Questions

Laid off due to a large layoff or plant closing?


Links to Useful Resources

Having a problem with your debit card? Call Chase Bank Customer Service at 1-866-315-7808


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