Connecticut Unemployment Insurance benefits is an option for unemployed residents who have lost employment through no fault of their own. The State provides Benefits in the form of unemployment insurance assistance set by both Federal and CT State law.

Beginning Connecticut Unemployment Insurance

UI amounts are determined by the amount you were earning before being laid off. Keep in mind, there are requirements to qualify for unemployment insurance in Connecticut to begin with, like how many weeks you worked at your previous job.

UI benefits are generally offered for a 26 week maximum. It is important to note that when the CT unemployment rate is higher than usual, unemployed residents can qualify for an unemployment extension. The State will compensate you for 50% percent of the wage amount you've previously earned (in most cases).

In Connecticut, unemployed workers are expected to continue to search for new employment
in order to maintain their unemployment insurance eligibility

Unemployment Insurance Connecticut

Requirements for insurance compensation amounts and lengths of benefits depend on the current rate. Full detail on all requirements in regards to receiving unemployment compensation can be found on the CT Online Filing page.

CT Insurance Unemployment

First-Time Connecticut Unemployment Insurance

Those who have exhausted all original UI are entitled to extended benefits or unemployment extension IF the rate is higher than usual.

Under these circumstances, the basic extended benefits program in actually provides up to 13 extra weeks of compensation. As of 2012, CT has implemented a voluntary program to compensate another 7 weeks all the way up to 20 weeks at maximum. See the CT benefits insurance section for additional information.