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.


Beginning March 12, 2020,  DOL’s phone system for filing weekly unemployment claims and performing an account status inquiry will no longer be available to allow for enhanced electronic processing. After that date, you must file a claim or check your account status at: www.FileCTUI.com.

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


SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Labor