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Answering questions about navigating unemployment insurance

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Posted at 3:08 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 17:10:26-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Leaders at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center understand many people are trying to figure out unemployment insurance for the very first time. If you have questions there is hope for those who are looking for some help to get back on their feet. Here are some answers and resources.

Quick Answers to your Unemployment Insurance questions from the Pikes Peak Workforce Center:

Am I eligible for unemployment benefits if....

I work part time and my employer reduced hours to zero for the next 30 days – YES

I work for an entertainment venue full time and my hours were reduced – Yes, if you are working fewer than 32 hours a week

I tested positive for COVID-19 and am quarantined for 14 days – Pending federal proposal and proposed emergency rules

I have flu-like symptoms and my employer asked me to self quarantine – Pending federal proposal and proposed emergency rules

My employer laid off all employees – YES

If I work a few hours a week, can I still get federal and state aid? Yes, if you are working fewer than 32 hours a week

How long before I receive unemployment? – It may take 2 to 6 weeks to complete processing, depending on how many employers are part of the claim.

How much does unemployment pay? Unemployment benefits are approximately 55 percent of a person’s average weekly wage over a 12-month time period.

Quick Answers and Unemployment Facts to download: Click Here

While the staff at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center can answer your questions they do not process unemployment claims.

If you need to take care of that paperwork you can visit this link: https://www.colorado.gov/cdle/unemployment