State Unemployment Benefits

Colorado Unemployment Insurance. CARES Act increased the amount of benefits available to laid-off employees and expanded eligibility to independent contractors, self-employed and 1099 workers.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Filing State Unemployment Claim. Provides links to resources for employers, employees, self-employed, independent contractors and 1099 workers impacted by COVID-19 crisis.

 Unemployment Benefits Worksheet. Gives brief description of regular unemployment benefits (26 weeks) and CARES Act Extended Benefits (additional $600 up to 13 weeks after regular unemployment exhausted).

NOTE: On Sunday, 4/5/20, CDLE website states it cannot yet accept Extended Benefit claims (“Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claim”) until it receives additional guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor. It can accept regular claims. Check this site often to see when Extended Benefit claims can be filed.