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Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order on May 19 creating a new monetary incentive program to support unemployed Coloradans as they return to work full time. Under the Colorado Jumpstart incentive program, unemployed individuals are eligible to receive an incentive of up to $1,600 to support

The Colorado Jumpstart program is being offered to Colorado unemployment recipients who return to work between May 16 and June 26, 2021.

During each weekly certification within MyUI+, Colorado unemployment claimants are asked, “Have you returned to work during this reporting period?” Eligible claimants who answer “Yes” to this question will be offered the opportunity to opt into the Colorado Jumpstart program. (Please see the screenshot below.) After you return to work, your unemployment claim will be inactivated, and you will no longer need to complete weekly unemployment certifications.

If you file for unemployment benefits within eight weeks after opting into the Colorado Jumpstart program, you will forfeit any remaining unpaid incentive payments.

Note: The option to opt in to the Colorado Jumpstart program will only be presented to eligible claimants within the online MyUI+ system. Those certifying by phone using CUBLine will not be presented with this option. If you do not have internet access to opt in using MyUI+ but would like to participate in Colorado Jumpstart, please contact us at 303-536-5615, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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