Colorado Unemployment Agency Contact Information

The Colorado department of unemployment only provides unemployment benefits to people who are able and willing to work and who have become unemployed due to no fault of their own. Both the claimant and the employer are involved in the claims process.

To file for unemployment benefits, Colorado workers can apply online or over the phone. The office of unemployment phone number is 303-318-9000 in the Denver metropolitan area and 1-800-388-5515 for the rest of the state. Recorded information can be accessed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Spanish-speaking workers may receive assistance by calling one of these Colorado agencies for unemployment telephone numbers: 303-318-9333 for the Denver metro area and 1-866-422-0402 for toll-free calls outside the metro area.

When calling the phone number for the unemployment agency, individuals should be prepared with the following information: social security number, employer names for the previous 18 months, dates worked, wages earned, and the reasons for separation. Individuals are encouraged to contact the Colorado agency for unemployment as soon as possible after the last working day, as benefit claims cannot be made for previous unemployed periods.

Before any claims can be paid, workers must fill out Form UIB-1, Claim for Unemployment Insurance Benefits, and return it to a local unemployment office. This form helps to prevent unemployment fraud by asking for a person's social security number, date of birth, state-issued ID, and citizenship or legal authorization to work details. It also confirms that an individual is lawfully present in the United States, which is a state-legislated condition for receiving benefits under the Colorado Employment Security Act. The form must be mailed or faxed with an original signature; it cannot be sent to the Colorado unemployment agency email address.

The claimant must also register with a Colorado Workforce Center and maintain a record of at least five job contacts per week. This effort is ongoing until the claimant finds employment and notifies the Colorado department of unemployment.

Claims are paid every two weeks through direct deposit or the Colorado Automated Payment (CAP) Card. In order to receive state funds, claimants must file their requests online or through the Colorado office of unemployment phone number. Requests must be made after midnight Saturday of the second week for which payment is wanted. The initial claim can take up to six weeks for processing, and it includes one unpaid waiting week.

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