Emergency Unemployment Compensation – is ending on December 28, 2013.
According to federal law, the last week anyone can be paid the federal extension, or Emergency Unemployment Compensation, is December 28, 2013. Unless Congress passes another law, no extended benefits can be paid for any weeks after the week ending date of December 28, 2013, even if there is a balance on a federal extension claim. You may continue requesting payment every two weeks to keep your claim active, in case Congress passes an extension. Future updates will be posted on our website, Twitter, and Facebook.
The local workforce centers and human services departments may be able to assist you with employment, training, housing, food, and other assistance. The workforce centers offer assistance on resume writing and interviewing, can connect you to more than 10,000 job openings, and can review your job-search strategy. Find your local workforce center.
Once you have exhausted your regular unemployment benefits of 26 weeks, you may qualify for additional federal benefits called Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC). These benefits are paid throughout phases called tiers. There are additional requirements you will need to complete to be eligible for EUC. More EUC Requirements>
If you are unsure whether or not you have exhausted your benefits, check your account details using MyUI Claimant.
If you exhausted your regular benefits you may be eligible for Tier 1 benefits, for which you must apply. Tier 1 lasts for up to 14 weeks or through the week ending December 28, 2013, whichever comes first.
If you exhausted your Tier 1 benefits and are still eligible, we automatically transition you to Tier 2 benefits and no additional action is required by you. Tier 2 lasts for up to 14 weeks or through the week ending December 28, 2013, whichever comes first.
Colorado no longer qualifies for Tier 3 because of a three-month average unemployment rate under 7 percent. You must exhaust Tier 2 benefits as of the week ending December 14, 2013, in order to receive Tier 3. If you are currently on Tier 3, you will be paid up to 9 weeks or through the week ending December 28, whichever comes first.
If you have run out of all benefits, including Tier 3 of federal extended benefits, you may stop requesting payment. We do not expect any further legislation to extend the money available for this program.