Unemployment Insurance

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Important Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic: If an individual becomes unemployed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) should file for unemployment benefits even if they normally would not be eligible. Eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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CARES Act II includes many additional benefits including the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), PUA, Tax Filing Changes, Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program—expected to roll out in Connecticut in early April. MEUC offers an additional $100 per week for eligible filers who have both self-employment earnings as well as W2 earnings. CTDOL will notify claimants who may be eligible.
Additional information is on the CTDOL at this link for all these benefits: Department of Labor
 federal programs page

Important Tax Information: If Individuals received unemployment benefits last year and have already filed a 2020 tax return? Do NOT file an amended return at this time until the IRS issues additional guidance. https://go.usa.gov/xs7Bg #COVIDreliefIRS

A new retroactive provision makes the first $10,200 of 2020 unemployment benefits nontaxable. If you’ve already filed a 2020 tax return do NOT file an amended return at this time. #IRS will issue additional guidance. https://go.usa.gov/xs7Bg #COVIDreliefIRS

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Connecticut Department of Labor (CT DOL) Dial to File Applying for Unemployment Benefits in Connecticut is now done online by visiting, www.FileCTUI.com, and clicking on File or Reopen Your Unemployment Claim button.

Go to Connecticut Department of Labor for the following information:

Visit the Connecticut Department of Labor’s website, Direct Deposit or Debit Card? You Choose!! to find out how to obtain unemployment benefits electronically either through direct deposit to a bank account or to a debit card.  The Connecticut Department of Labor has “gone green” with a completely paperless system of Unemployment Benefit payments.

How to Find Providers in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database:

Search by service keyword: Unemployment Insurance

Search by service keyword: Electronic Transfer Accounts

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SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Labor
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: April2020