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.

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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 PeriodFirst 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
Alt Base PeriodLast 4 completed quarters
Duration of BenefitsWeekly PaymentMaximum Benefits Amount (1 year)
13-26 weeks$25$649$14,586-$16,068

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:

Fax: 303-318-9248

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 Office407 State Avenue Suite C
Alamosa, CO 81101
Adams County Workforce Center3155 North Chambers Road #C
Aurora, CO 80011
Aurora Unemployment Office15400 E 14th Place
Aurora, CO 80011
Workforce Boulder County5755 Central Ave Suite B
Boulder, CO 80301
Adams County Workforce Center36 S. 18th Avenue, Unit A
Brighton, CO 80601
Broomfield Unemployment Office100 Spader Way
Broomfield, CO 80020
Burlington Unemployment Office1457 Martin Ave.
Burlington, CO 80807
Pikes Peak Unemployment Office328 10th Street
First Floor
Calhan, CO 80808
Canon City Unemployment Office3224B Independence Road
Canon City, CO 81212
Centennial Unemployment Office6974 South Lima Street
Centennial, CO 80112
Pikes Peak Unemployment Office1675 Garden of the Gods Rd
Suite 1118
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Colorado Springs Unemployment Office1821 South Academy Blvd
Sand Creek Library
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Unemployment Office - Cortez2208 East Main Street
Cortez, CO 81321
Colorado Unemployment Office - Craig480 Barclay Street
Craig, CO 81625
Pikes Peak Unemployment Office166 East Bennett Avenue
PO Box 129
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Colorado Unemployment Office at Delta206 Ute Avenue
Delta, CO 81416
Denver Westside Unemployment Office1200 Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204
Denver Unemployment Office8500 Pena Blvd
5th Level, Main Terminal
Denver, CO 80249
Denver Unemployment Office at Montbello4685 Peoria Street
Suite 251
Denver, CO 80239
Unemployment Office - Durango331 South Camino del Rio
Suite C
Durango, CO 81303
Edwards Unemployment Office00069 Edwards Access Road
Suite #7; PO Box 1355
Edwards, CO 81632
Larimer County Unemployment Office200 West Oak Street
Suite 5000
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Fort Morgan Unemployment Office426 Ensign St
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Pikes Peak Unemployment Office350 Lyckman Drive
First Floor
Fountain, CO 80817
Frisco Unemployment Office602 Galena Street
PO Box 679
Frisco, CO 80443
Employment Services of Weld County2950 9th Street
Ft Lupton, CO 80621
Glenwood Springs Unemployment Office401 23rd Street, Suite 300
Valley Professional Building
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Unemployment Office - Golden3500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401
Mesa County Unemployment Office512 29 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
Employment Services of Weld County315 North 11th Avenue #B
Greeley, CO 80632
Unemployment Office at Gunnison109 East Georgia Avenue
Gunnison, CO 81230
Elbert County Unemployment Office75 Ute Avenue
PO Box 186
Kiowa, CO 80117
La Junta Unemployment Office308 Santa Fe
La Junta, CO 81050
Lamar Unemployment Office405 East Olive Street
Lamar, CO 81052
Leadville Unemployment Office901 S. Hwy 24
Room 219
Leadville, CO 80461
Limon Unemployment Office285 D Avenue
PO Box 875
Limon, CO 80828-0875
Workforce Boulder County515 Coffman Street
Suite 110
Longmont, CO 80501
Rio Blanco County Unemployment Office345 Market Street
PO Box 68
Meeker, CO 81641
Monte Vista Unemployment Office2079 Sherman Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Unemployment Office at Montrose504 North First Street
Montrose, CO 81401
Pueblo Unemployment Office212 West 3rd Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Rifle Unemployment Office216 West 3rd Street
Rifle, CO 81650
Salida Unemployment Office448 East 1st Street
Salida, CO 81201
Steamboat Unemployment Office425 Anglers Drive
PO Box  881419
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Sterling Unemployment Office100 Broadway Suite 24
Sterling, CO 80751
Southeast Central Trinidad Unemployment Office140 North Commercial Street
Trinidad, CO 81082
Walsenburg Unemployment Office201 E. 5th Street Suite 19
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Adams County Workforce - Westminster11860 Pecos St Suite 2200
Westminster, CO 80234
Unemployment Office - Woodland Park218 East Midland Avenue
Woodland Park, CO 80866
Yuma Unemployment Office529 N Albany Street Suite 1210
Yuma, CO 80759