Connecticut Unemployment Eligibility

In order to establish unemployment eligibility in Connecticut you have to:

1. Be a resident of Connecticut. If you are not a resident of Connecticut, but worked in Connecticut at your last job, you should still have Connecticut unemployment eligibility.
2. Have worked and earned income in Connecticut.
3. You must not be disabled.
4. You must be able to work.
5. You must be actively looking for a new job.
6. You must have lost your job through no fault of your own. If you quit your job or were fired for 'just cause' you may not be eligible to collect unemployment in Connecticut. Every case is different, so if you lost your job -- be sure to apply to unemployment in case you are indeed eligible to receive unemployment benefits.

There are special rules that apply to unemployment elibility for military personnel and union workers, so check with your mility or union representative for these rules.

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# edgardo s. 2011-01-08 18:38
I WORK IN PUERTO RICO BUT NOW I COME TO NEW HAVEN TO CARE MY MOTHER SHE HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION CAN I CLAIM FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT.THANK FOR YOU HELP
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# Jaime 2011-04-12 09:36
Does an employer have to provide unemployment compensation information and instructions to an employee that voluntarily resigns/quits?
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# s 2011-08-11 03:28
can you collect unemployment if you have no job and have not worked since 2008?
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# ari 2011-10-24 13:53
can i apply for unemployment if i only work part time and have a child
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# Liz 2012-04-04 22:24
I am currently working in a hostile work environment. A supervisor stares at my breasts when he talks to me. He also has cornered me and screamed at me when I try to walk away.
I have brought the issue before his supervisors and their conclusion is that he is socially awkward and I must deal with it.

I wonder if I would be eligible for unemployment...
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# Jim 2012-04-09 15:03
Sorry, but no, you are not eligible. You can however file an lawsuit against your employer and your boss for a hostile work environment. May be tough to find a lawyer to take your case however unless you have proof and they think the company has deep pockets for a settlement.
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# Jon 2012-04-30 18:19
I was fired for break a company policy in ct. I lowered a members gym membership but you can get fired for that if you do it.mam I eligible ?
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# SC 2012-06-27 09:47
I have been at my current job for almost 4 Years and it's miserable. I have actively been trying too find another job but, it's tough here in CT. The daily things that I go through with the favoritism that plays out here, the office managers child works here and does what ever they want. I have tried talking to my boss but instead they turn it around on you making you out to be the bad employee. I have tried going PT here but, they told me no but, this other girl that works here they work with. Is there anything I can do? I have really bad anxiety from this job and it's making me sick. Im not the only employee that feels that way 2 other girls I work with feel the same way. Can I build a case?
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# Calvin 2012-07-26 12:32
I was an officer at a firm and due to poor sales was laid off for lack of work. I assume I am still eligible to collect unemployment
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# John 2012-08-31 21:35
I relocated from Maine to Connecticut in order to get a job, as I am the primary bread winner. Hence, my wife was forced to leave her job of seven years and we lost a substantial income as a result. She has been seeking work in her field for one year, this coming week, and has been unsuccessful in landing a job. Would she be eligible for unemployment benefits or any other type of state subsidizing?

John
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# kt 2012-09-06 10:11
I was wonder if I be eligible for matenity leave cause i was working as temporary thru agency and i'm not qualified thru their benefit. i'm leaving for 2 mths and return to work after 2mths. i have 2 child now & and i need to support them. The agency would not able to help me. Please help me, I really need to get some payment to support my child during 2 months maternity leave.
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