How Do I Know If I Am Eligible To Receive Unemployment Benefits?

To be eligible for benefits, you must meet the following criteria:Be fully or partially unemployed; Be unemployed through no fault of your own [the law imposes disqualifications for certain types of separations from employment];

  • Be physically and mentally able to work full time;
  • Be available for full­time work;
  • Be registered with the Connecticut Works Center;
  • Be actively seeking work by making reasonable efforts to find employment each week;
  • Participate in selected reemployment services if you are identified as a dislocated worker by the profiling system;
  • File your weekly claims.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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