Your unemployment claim is valid for one year from the date it is filed. If otherwise eligible, you are entitled to 26 weeks of benefits within this 52-week period. A new claim can be filed upon expiration of this benefit year if you are still unemployed.
You must meet all of these conditions to receive unemployment benefits again:
- You returned to work and earned at least $300 per week or five times the weekly benefit rate calculated for your second benefit year (whichever is greater);
- You earned those wages from an employer covered by federal or Connecticut Unemployment Insurance law; and
- You are otherwise eligible.