Frequent Connecticut Unemployment Benefit Questions

What is the Eligibility Requirements for getting CT Unemployment benefits?

  • You were laid off or hours reduced because your employer did not have enough work.
  • You left your job for good cause related to your job.
  •  You left your job because you or your child were victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault.
  • You earned enough wages in the 12 to 18 months prior to filing a claim
  • You must be actively looking for a new job.
  • You must be Mentally and Physically able to work
  • You must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • You must be available to accept new employment.

How Can I File For Unemployment Benefits In CT? 

Visit ReEmployCT the system enables you to file for unemployment benefits 24/7

  • The system has a single sign-on for you and employers.
  • It brings components of unemployment services online for you and employers
  • It reduces the number of filings for employers
  • It improves efficiency and reporting practices
  • It improves accounting and data analysis.

You Can Also call 1-800-956-3294 if you need help while applying for benefits

What is the Maximum Unemployment Benefit I Can Receive In CT

  • The maximum amount of benefits you may receive is based on a percentage of your wages earned during the benefit year.

How do I file an Appeal in CT?

  • You can file Online 
  • You can also File by mail at address below:

Connecticut Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT 06109-1114
Attn: Legal Division

  • Remember you have only 21 calendar days from the date of your Administrator’s predetermination hearing decision to file an appeal

What Is

  • CTHires is a free Connecticut job board that helps you find jobs and enables CT employers to find workers. This online system helps you to look for a job, post your resume, and be found by Connecticut employers.

CT Unemployment Benefits Center Phone Contact Hours

Hours:  Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Phone: 1 203-941-6868
1 860-967-0493
1 800-956-3294