A Guide to Connecticut Online Unemployment Filing

In a day and age of an uncertain economy and skyrocketing inflation, trying to maintain financial security for your family is often difficult enough without adding unemployment to the equation. Connecticut workers may take advantage of the state's unemployment services online and quickly find out whether or not they are eligible.

The Connecticut unemployment services online available to workers is a rather comprehensive system offering step by step instruction along with a wide variety of helpful links to peruse.

Some of the information you will need before filing for unemployment online include your Social Security number, work history for the past 18 months, the contact information for your employers, and the amount of your earnings.

To begin the process of filing for Connecticut unemployment online, first log onto Read all of the information, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on the "Click here to access the unemployment insurance online claim system" link.

There you will be prompted to create a user ID and password that will give you access to the system. Your user ID must be at least eight characters long. Choose your user ID wisely as once it is created it cannot be changed.

You will also need an email address to use Connecticut's online unemployment website. If you forget your information you will need to answer three security questions that you set up during the registration process.

Although the Internet is "open" day and night, there are specific times when Connecticut online unemployment filing must be done. The hours of operation when using an unemployment service online are as follows:

Initial claims should be filed from the hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday; claim inquiries from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and from 12:00 am to 11:00 pm on Sundays; continued claims and electronic benefit payment hours are 6:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday and from 12:00 am to 11:00 pm on Sundays; and emergency unemployment compensation hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

If, for some reason, you become locked out of the system when using a Connecticut unemployment service online, log onto to find the phone number of the TeleBenefits line in your area. Press zero to speak to a customer service representative who will be able to help you and answer any questions you may have.

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