Connecticut Unemployment If You Get Laid-off

Generally, in Connecticut you have to have lost your job through no fault of your own in order to collect unemployment. When you get laid-off, it is not your fault.

In almost all cases, this means that if you get laid-off, you are eligible to collect unemployment benefits.

If you get laid-off from your job, you should immediately apply for unemployment benefits.

Getting laid-off doesn't mean that you were fired. Getting laid-off doesn't mean that you did something wrong. Getting laid-off means that they company that you worked for did not have enough work for you to do, and could no longer afford to pay you to do your job.

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To go back to the Connecticut Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Connecticut Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Connecticut Unemployment page, click here: Connecticut Unemployment

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# Chantal 2011-03-03 13:33
If you were laid off from a job, how long must you have worked there to recieve unemployment benefits?
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# JOHN 2011-11-29 07:28
hello my name is john i currently work full time but injured my hand at home wrestleing at home and now i need surgery , doctor has noted that i cant be full time and i can do light duty , my boss says he cant put me on light duty because its not work related and i cnt get paid , im still employed but with surgery im going to be out about 2 months , i wanted to know if i can get paid or collect unemployment
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# Kevin 2012-05-07 14:15
i was laid-off from a private business of which i worked part time for about 10 months....do i qualify for unemployment???...this lay-off occurred mid February.
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# Sue 2012-11-30 13:45
I was laid off from my job at a church but received no paperwork stating that I was laid off. Do I need this type of paperwork?
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# Dave 2013-06-08 16:56
I worked for a ny contractor , I worked at a job site in conn. And live in conn. were do i collect from ?
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# diane 2013-06-14 17:45
i am about to get laid off after 40 years at my job and i will recieve severance pay for 40 weeks..my employer says they will also approve unemployment benefits but my question is if i wait til my severance pay is finished after 40 weeks which i calculate to be 1 year 8 months since i will get biweekly pymts..will it be too late after that time to collect unemployment to recieve full benefits..i know i can collect severence and unemployment but it will be partial,,id rather collect full unemploment but will it be too late..i live in ct..thanks
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