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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.

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Important information about the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) weekly benefit

Skills Up/CT Back To Work Initiative - As Connecticut begins to reopen businesses and the economy, there are several resources available to support job-seekers and businesses get back to work quickly and safely. Governor Lamont and the state have forged several partnerships to provide residents with job-training for in-demand skills, and custom job portals with open positions across the state. 

The agency has provided over $1.8 billion in benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect our state: $672 million in state benefits; $1.135 billion in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation; and $37 million in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Over 530,000 of the approximately 565,000 claim applications received have been processed.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Tip: If you previously entered a return to work date of May 20 on your PUA claim application, but will still be unemployed or under-employed after that date, you can continue filing your weekly certification(s). This keeps your claim active and provides weekly benefits, when applicable, until you are back at work full-time.

Helpful Filing Tip - If you have returned to work, but at a reduced schedule, please continue to file weekly as you may be eligible for partial benefits. Reporting your part-time hours and earnings keeps your claim active and provides partial unemployment benefits, where applicable.

Protecting Civil Rights While Responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Considerations for Agricultural Employers and Workers 

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

If you filed a claim for unemployment due to a temporary shutdown, but your employer then decided to pay you, you can cancel your claim online at https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-Help/UI-Help-sec/cancelclaim.htm

The USDOL Office of the Inspector General has issued the following fraud alert to protect those filing for unemployment benefits.

If you have filed an unemployment claim: It is very important that you check your email (including your Junk or Spam folders) DAILY for updated messages, such as “next steps” from the Labor Department.

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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.

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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