9.3.2021 | Federal benefits end Saturday, Sept. 4

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This is an official communication from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Unemployment Insurance Division.

Don’t forget to log in to your MyUI+ account this weekend to certify for the final week of federal pandemic benefits.

Per the American Rescue Plan Act, federal pandemic benefit programs including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) will end on Monday, September 6, 2021.

By law, we cannot pay partial weeks, so the final week that benefits will be paid for these federal programs in Colorado is the week ending Saturday, September 4, 2021. If you are currently receiving PUA, PEUC, and/or FPUC benefits, those benefits will end on that date.

Even if your claim shows a balance of PUA or PEUC benefits remaining, no PUA, PEUC, MEUC, or FPUC benefits can be paid for any weeks after the week ending Saturday, September 4, 2021.

Regular state unemployment benefits will not be affected by this change. However, unless you earned at least $2,500 in W-2 wages in Colorado between April 2020 and March 2021, you ARE NOT ELIGIBLE to receive regular state unemployment benefits. For more information, please visit our UI Benefit Estimator.

More than 120,000 jobs available — APPLY NOW!

There are more than 120,000 job openings currently listed on ConnectingColorado.com, the state’s job database. In addition, Colorado’s local workforce centers provide a variety of free services to assist job seekers, including career counseling and training, job listings, computer and internet access, and more. For more information, or to find your local workforce center, please visit our website at cdle.colorado.gov/wfc.

  • You can also visit our website at ColoradoUI.gov to learn more about other resources which may be available to you, including:
  • Healthcare assistance
  • Housing and utilities assistance
  • Food assistance
  • Legal resources
  • Resources for job seekers

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Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
633 17th St, Denver, CO 80202