Qualifying for Benefits

  You must:

Have earned $2,500 during your base period
Be unemployed through no fault of your own
Be able, available, and actively seeking work

You will receive a form called Statement of Wages and Possible Benefits that shows how much you earned and how much you may receive in benefits.


numberone Determining Your Base Period

 

Standard Base Period

You must have earned at least $2,500 during the standard base period (the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters before the start date of your claim)

Qtr 1
Jan Feb Mar
Qtr 2
Apr May June
Qtr 3
July Aug Sep
Qtr 4
Oct Nov Dec

 

 

Alternative Base Period

If you did not earn at least $2,500 during the standard base period, you may be eligible using an alternate base period (the last four completed calendar quarters before the start date of your claim). Follow the instructions on the Statement of Wages and Possible Benefits to request an alternative
base period.


Job Separations

In order to qualify for benefits, you must have lost your job through no fault of your own; for example a layoff or reduction in hours or pay not related to performance.

Quitting Your Job
You have the right to leave a job for any reason at any time, but the circumstances of the separation will determine if and when you will receive benefits.

Discharge or Other Reasons
You may still be eligible for payment if you separated from your job. A partial list of reasons includes:

  • domestic violence
  • personal harassment by the employer not related to the job performance
  • hazardous working conditions
  • medical conditions

     


Able, Available, and Actively Seeking Work

In order to qualify for benefits, you must be able and available for work. You must also be actively seeking work.

By being able and available for work you are:

  • actively seeking work and meeting your work-search requirements
  • physically and mentally able to work
  • available to accept work immediately if a job is offered

     

Keep track of your work search using the work-search log.

 

 


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• Until information is received from your previous employer(s), your eligibility is yet to be determined.

• You are required to register at www.connectingcolorado.com or sign up for work-search tools at your local workforce center during your first week in order to receive benefits.

 


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