Federal extended benefits, also known as Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC), will be reduced due to the federal budget cuts. If you begin a new tier of EUC on or after April 28, 2013, you will see a reduction of 18.2 percent in both your weekly benefit amount and your total benefit amount.
If you begin a new tier of EUC benefits after April 28, 2013, we will send you a notice that will include the new EUC benefit amounts. You will continue to be paid according to your current benefit amount until the new tier begins.
The local workforce centers and human services departments may be able to assist you with employment, training, housing, food, and other assistance. When you filed your unemployment claim, you registered with your local workforce center. Now is the time to take full advantage of their free job-search assistance and services. The workforce centers offer career counseling, training, and assistance on résumé writing and interviewing. They can also connect you to more than 10,000 job openings and other services through Connecting Colorado, and can help you with your job-search strategy. Find your local workforce center at www.coloradoui.gov/workforce. For assistance offered by human services departments, visit www.colorado.gov/cdhs.