Colorado UnemploymentUpdated May 12, 2021 Unemployment
Colorado Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Unemployment insurance benefits in the state of Colorado help provide financial stability while unemployed workers seek new employment.
Having this financial assistance in place for eligible claimants helps maintain economic stability within families and across the state of Colorado, especially during times when unemployment rates are high.
Colorado Unemployment Services
|Apply Online||File a Claim|
|Weekly Certification||File a Weekly Claim|
|Appeal a Denial||Request a Hearing|
|Find a Local Office||Office Directory|
|Coronavirus Updates||COVID-19 Updates|
Am I Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Colorado?
Eligibility requirements for state unemployment benefits in Colorado include the following:
- A claimant is or was a traditional employee whose employer withholds taxes from paychecks and reports income on a W-2 tax form.
- A claimant earned at least $2,500 in wages in Colorado during the base period for review, as defined by Colorado law.
- The claimant is currently unemployed or is working fewer than 32 hours per week, along with earning less than the weekly amount that unemployment benefits pay.
- The claimant is physically and mentally able to work
- The claimant is available to work, including having all necessary transportation and child care in place.
- The claimant must be willing to accept suitable work when it is offered.
- The claimant must actively seek work during the time for which benefits are collected
Benefit Payments and Duration
|Base Period||First 4 of the last 5 completed quarters|
|Alt Base Period||Last 4 completed quarters|
|Duration of Benefits||Weekly Payment||Maximum Benefits Amount (1 year)|
How Do I Apply for Unemployment Benefits in Colorado?
Colorado encourages all claimants to submit any new claim for unemployment assistance online, through the state’s MyUI+ system. Before you submit your unemployment claim, you will need to register and set up an account – this account can then be used in the future to check the status of your unemployment compensation claim and to file your weekly certification for benefits.
The relatively new MYUI+ system has several attractive features, including being mobile-friendly and providing a full range of functionality that helps a claimant stay apprised of unemployment claim status. If you need assistance creating your MYUI+ account, reach out to Colorado’s Conversion Call Center at 303-536-5615 and a representative will be able to help.
How Do I Manage My Unemployment Benefits?
Each week that you request benefits, you will need to provide documentation for the state of Colorado showing that you remain eligible to receive compensation. The certification process is simple: You must answer a series of questions and provide information about your work-search activities for the previous week. You must also report any job offers and income you received.
To submit your weekly benefit certification, you can use the same MYUI+ account you set up when you filed your initial claim.
How Do I Appeal a Decision?
Once a determination has been made regarding your case, you will receive an official decision notice from the state of Colorado. If you are unhappy with the decision, you may file an appeal. A written request for appeal must be received within 20 calendar days of the date your official notice letter was postmarked.
You may submit your request for appeal online, using your MyUI+ account. You also may complete and mail the form included with your official determination letter. If you need more room to provide specific details, you are welcome to attach additional pages to your appeal form.
You can also submit your form using the following contact information:
Unemployment Appeals Section
PO Box 8988
Denver, CO 80201-8988
How Do I Report Fraud?
Unemployment fraud occurs when someone provides inaccurate information in order to fraudulently collect unemployment insurance benefits. Fraudulent claims constitute a serious crime that potentially siphons benefits away from those who truly need them, along with misdirecting taxpayer dollars.
If you suspect someone of fraudulently collecting UI benefits, please make a report to the state of Colorado. UI benefits fraud also includes identity theft. You can visit Stop Fraud Colorado for resources about how to protect yourself from identity theft and other scams.
Colorado Unemployment Office Locations
|Alamosa Unemployment Office||407 State Avenue Suite C|
Alamosa, CO 81101
|Adams County Workforce Center||3155 North Chambers Road #C|
Aurora, CO 80011
|Aurora Unemployment Office||15400 E 14th Place|
Aurora, CO 80011
|Workforce Boulder County||5755 Central Ave Suite B|
Boulder, CO 80301
|Adams County Workforce Center||36 S. 18th Avenue, Unit A|
Brighton, CO 80601
|Broomfield Unemployment Office||100 Spader Way|
Broomfield, CO 80020
|Burlington Unemployment Office||1457 Martin Ave.|
Burlington, CO 80807
|Pikes Peak Unemployment Office||328 10th Street|
Calhan, CO 80808
|Canon City Unemployment Office||3224B Independence Road|
Canon City, CO 81212
|Centennial Unemployment Office||6974 South Lima Street|
Centennial, CO 80112
|Pikes Peak Unemployment Office||1675 Garden of the Gods Rd|
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
|Colorado Springs Unemployment Office||1821 South Academy Blvd|
Sand Creek Library
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
|Unemployment Office - Cortez||2208 East Main Street|
Cortez, CO 81321
|Colorado Unemployment Office - Craig||480 Barclay Street|
Craig, CO 81625
|Pikes Peak Unemployment Office||166 East Bennett Avenue|
PO Box 129
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
|Colorado Unemployment Office at Delta||206 Ute Avenue|
Delta, CO 81416
|Denver Westside Unemployment Office||1200 Federal Boulevard|
Denver, CO 80204
|Denver Unemployment Office||8500 Pena Blvd|
5th Level, Main Terminal
Denver, CO 80249
|Denver Unemployment Office at Montbello||4685 Peoria Street|
Denver, CO 80239
|Unemployment Office - Durango||331 South Camino del Rio|
Durango, CO 81303
|Edwards Unemployment Office||00069 Edwards Access Road|
Suite #7; PO Box 1355
Edwards, CO 81632
|Larimer County Unemployment Office||200 West Oak Street|
Fort Collins, CO 80521
|Fort Morgan Unemployment Office||426 Ensign St|
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
|Pikes Peak Unemployment Office||350 Lyckman Drive|
Fountain, CO 80817
|Frisco Unemployment Office||602 Galena Street|
PO Box 679
Frisco, CO 80443
|Employment Services of Weld County||2950 9th Street|
Ft Lupton, CO 80621
|Glenwood Springs Unemployment Office||401 23rd Street, Suite 300|
Valley Professional Building
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
|Unemployment Office - Golden||3500 Illinois Street|
Golden, CO 80401
|Mesa County Unemployment Office||512 29 1/2 Road|
Grand Junction, CO 81504
|Employment Services of Weld County||315 North 11th Avenue #B|
Greeley, CO 80632
|Unemployment Office at Gunnison||109 East Georgia Avenue|
Gunnison, CO 81230
|Elbert County Unemployment Office||75 Ute Avenue|
PO Box 186
Kiowa, CO 80117
|La Junta Unemployment Office||308 Santa Fe|
La Junta, CO 81050
|Lamar Unemployment Office||405 East Olive Street|
Lamar, CO 81052
|Leadville Unemployment Office||901 S. Hwy 24|
Leadville, CO 80461
|Limon Unemployment Office||285 D Avenue|
PO Box 875
Limon, CO 80828-0875
|Workforce Boulder County||515 Coffman Street|
Longmont, CO 80501
|Rio Blanco County Unemployment Office||345 Market Street|
PO Box 68
Meeker, CO 81641
|Monte Vista Unemployment Office||2079 Sherman Avenue|
Monte Vista, CO 81144
|Unemployment Office at Montrose||504 North First Street|
Montrose, CO 81401
|Pueblo Unemployment Office||212 West 3rd Street|
Pueblo, CO 81003
|Rifle Unemployment Office||216 West 3rd Street|
Rifle, CO 81650
|Salida Unemployment Office||448 East 1st Street|
Salida, CO 81201
|Steamboat Unemployment Office||425 Anglers Drive|
PO Box 881419
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
|Sterling Unemployment Office||100 Broadway Suite 24|
Sterling, CO 80751
|Southeast Central Trinidad Unemployment Office||140 North Commercial Street|
Trinidad, CO 81082
|Walsenburg Unemployment Office||201 E. 5th Street Suite 19|
Walsenburg, CO 81089
|Adams County Workforce - Westminster||11860 Pecos St Suite 2200|
Westminster, CO 80234
|Unemployment Office - Woodland Park||218 East Midland Avenue|
Woodland Park, CO 80866
|Yuma Unemployment Office||529 N Albany Street Suite 1210|
Yuma, CO 80759