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Colorado qualifies for tiers one and two of EUC but only qualified for 13 of the 20 weeks of EB. Colorado's current three month average TUR is 7.6% meaning that the state will not qualify for the extension as currently proposed under 3548/1699. The billl intorodused in the senate 10-8-9 allows for 14 weeks to states with total unemployment rate at or above 6% colorado will qualifys for the addtional 14 weeks if the bill passes, if the colorado total unemployment rate reaches 8.5% unemployed coloradoens will qualify for an additional 6 weeks for a total of 20 federaly funded weeks of bennifits,
EUC claims are filed the same as for normal benefits. The EB program requires that you file every two weeks as normal plus paper records showing proof of seven job contacts per week are required, in addition a two hour in person meeting with unemployment counselors is required every two weeks at a workforce development center.
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July 20, 2010
Extended benefits approved by U.S. Senate. The bill now returns to the U.S. House and then onto the President for signature. The bill may be signed as early as week's end.
What the bill does:
Extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program - The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program phased-out at the end of May 2010. This program provides (depending on a State’s unemployment rate) up to fifty-three (53) weeks of extended benefits. The bill would extend the EUC program through November 2010 and is retroactive.
Extension of Extended Benefits (EB) program - 100% Federal funding for the Extended Benefits (EB) program phased-out at the end of May 2010. This program provides up to an additional 13 to 20 weeks of benefits in certain States (i.e., 13 weeks for States at or above 6.5% unemployment and another 7 weeks for States at or above 8% unemployment). The bill would extend full funding for the EB program through November 2010.
Eliminating the penalty for part-time employment in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program - The legislation coordinates EUC Benefits with regular Benefits by providing States with a number of options to allow EUC claimants to remain eligible for the EUC program when they become newly entitled to State unemployment compensation if switching to State benefits would reduce their weekly UI check by at least $100 or 25 percent.
We will update this page as information becomes available.
Colorado unemployment rate for June 2010: 8.0 %
News on HR 4213 passage for Colorado's unemployed as of <a href="http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDLE-UnempBenefits/CDLE/1248095315687">7/23/10</a>.
Fowler says many people have questions about the latest extension of benefits passed by Congress. It went into effect Nov. 8, but Fowler says the checks to eligible Coloradans will not go out until mid or late December.
Read full story dated Nov 2009: