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  • During the application process through the CO Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE), please indicate that your reason for unemployment is due to COVID-19. This will allow you to be exempt from requirements to actively search for other employment and to potentially secure federal assistance.
  • If filed as related to COVID-19, unemployment insurance rates will not go up.
  • Employees whose hours have been reduced can file to collect partial benefits.
  • On April 20, 2020, CDLE will begin taking unemployment benefit applications under the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), paying the additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits and launch other new points of access for unemployed workers to obtain information – learn if you’re eligible.
  • Self-employed and gig workers: you will need to provide either a 2018 or 2019 tax return as part of your application. Claimants do not need to take action to receive the additional $600 weekly benefit amount. For updates on this topic, please visit
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