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If you become unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Connecticut advises that you file for unemployment benefits.

It is important to note that the start dates for claims are the Sunday of the week you submit your application for benefits.

Under regular circumstances, a requirement for unemployment includes a Work Search requirement, however, at this time, that requirement is waived.

Go to Connecticut Department of Labor to file.

Your employer should provide you with Separation Documents. This will provide the start date, end date, and company registration number for your employer.

DO NOT WAIT TO FILE.

Unemployment should be filed in these situations:
1. Temporary Work Place Closure
2. COVID-19 exposure quarantine
3. Permanent layoff due to Covid-19
4. For Cause and Not For Cause termination.

If your hours were cut from full time to part-time:
You may still be eligible. Apply as soon as possible.

BOTTOM LINE:
• If you were laid off from your job or had your hours cut for your normal situation, you may be eligible for Unemployment Benefits.
• File as soon as possible

Note that it is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for filing for unemployment benefits. If you feel you have been discriminated against by your employer, contact our office to discuss your situation.

If you have been denied unemployed contact Attorney William Whewell to discuss your options. Rosenberg, Whewell, & Hite, LLC are scheduling telephonic consultations. To schedule your consultation, please contact our office at 203.870.6700.

Source:
http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/UI-online/index.htm

Please note that this opinion and advice are fluid and based on the facts available at the time of release. As the situation changes, we may post updated information.

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