Posted on January 19, 2021
The CT Department of Labor announced updates regarding Unemployment Compensation, including early application timelines for the new federal Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation program, and a new Consumer Contact Center tool to assist residents who need unemployment claims assistance.
Established as part of the newest CARES Act iteration, the Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation program is a new federal resource for residents who have both self-employment earnings as well as W2 earnings. Currently, Connecticut is one of only a handful of states that have announced they are opting into this program, which offers an additional $100 for eligible filers using many state and federal unemployment programs, however, the law excludes PUA claimants.
Over the next few weeks CTDOL will notify claimants who may be eligible to apply.
About the MEUC program:
Consumer Contact Center
The new Contact Center feature, accessed through the www.FileCTUI.com page, allows people to schedule a call back up to two weeks out.
With the new scheduling feature, customers can schedule a call back right from the website and know they have an appointment for a claims specialist. The scheduled call back feature handles all filers except for PUA claimants. They are directed to a designated unit at the Contact Center and must continue to use the phone numbers or online features.