Colorado Unemployment Insurance Benefits Guide

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Looking for tips to access the Colorado Unemployment Insurance Benefits? 

In this article, we will make Unemployment Insurance Benefits easy to understand with Colorado Unemployment phone numbers and other contact information.

We understand.

The experience of unemployment is often fraught with anxiety and feelings of worthlessness. Not being able to provide for oneself and one’s family can be very difficult, and the stress of the situation can be overwhelming. 

Those who are unemployed may feel like they are a burden to their loved ones, and they may feel like they are not good enough or valuable enough. It is important to remember that you are not alone in this experience, and there are people who care about you and want to help. 

You are valuable, even if you are not working at the moment. There are many resources available to you, so please do not hesitate to reach out for help.

Why did we create the Colorado Unemployment Insurance Benefits Guide?

Government websites can be difficult to navigate for a lot of people. They may be confusing or hard to use, and they may not have all the information people need. This can be frustrating and overwhelming, especially for people who are already struggling. 

Having said that, please use our guide as support but NOT the official guide. You will NEED to contact the official unemployment government staff and fight for your own benefits. You can do this.

Who’s in charge of Colorado Unemployment Insurance Benefits?

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is in charge of administering the state’s unemployment insurance program. 

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s role is now more important than ever. This department delivers the data and resources that assist Colorado businesses and employees stay competitive.

Working together to foster a flourishing job climate where every Coloradan has a chance to succeed.

Colorado Unemployment Phone Number & Contact 

Unemployment Claimants

Reason to ConnectPhone Number & Contact Details
Certify weeks for paymentAutomated system: 303-813-2800 or Toll-Free 1-888-550-2800Live support: 303-536-5615
Changing or resetting your MyUI+ password303-536-5615
Changing or resetting your PINAutomated system: 303-813-2800 or Toll-Free 1-888-550-2800Live support: 303-536-5615
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TTD)303-318-9016 or Toll Free 1-800-894-7730
Filing a new claim303-536-5615
Overpayments303-318-9035 or Toll Free 1-877-464-4622
Unable to complete identity verification due to lack of internet access/device303-536-5615
Reopening a claim303-536-5615
Schedule a callbackDenver Metro: 303-318-9000Toll-Free: 1-800-388-5515Spanish: 303-318-9333Spanish Toll-Free: 1-866-422-0402
Unable to complete identity verification because under 18 years of age303-536-5615
Updating your addressAutomated system: 303-813-2800 or Toll-Free 1-888-550-2800Live support: 303-536-5615
Updating your email address303-536-5615


Reason to ConnectContact Details
Employer Services303-318-9100Toll Free:
Mailing addressUnemployment Insurance Employer Services P.O. Box 8789 Denver, CO 80201-8789
Audits  303-318-9100Toll Free: 1-800-480-8299
Employer account charges303-318-9055 or 303-318-9100 option 5

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

633 17th Street, Suite 201

Denver, CO  80202-3660

Phone: 303-318-8000

How To Qualify for Colorado  Unemployment Benefits

In Colorado, you must meet the following requirements to be eligible for unemployment benefits:

  • A claimant is or was a typical employee, meaning that their employer deducts taxes from their paychecks and reports their earnings on a W-2 tax form.
  • According to Colorado law, a claimant must have earned at least $2,500 in earnings in Colorado during the base period for evaluation.
  • The claimant is now jobless or works fewer than 32 hours per week, and earns less than the weekly amount paid out by unemployment benefits.
  • The claimant is capable of working both physically and cognitively.
  • The claimant is willing to work and has the essential transportation and child care arrangements in place.
  • The claimant must be willing to accept a suitable job when it is offered.
  • During the period that benefits are being collected, the claimant must actively seek job.

How Much Unemployment Benefits Will I Get in Colorado? 

  • Base Period: First 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
  • Alt Base Period: Last 4 completed quarters
  • Duration of Benefits: 13-26 weeks
  • Weekly Payment: Min $25 to Max $649
  • Maximum Benefits Amount (1 year): $14,586-$16,068

How Do I Apply for Colorado  Unemployment Benefits?

Colorado encourages claimants to submit any new unemployment assistance claim online through the state’s MyUI+ system

You must first register and create an account before submitting your unemployment claim; this account will be used to check the progress of your unemployment compensation claim and to file your weekly certification for benefits in the future.

The MYUI+ system, which is still relatively new, offers numerous appealing characteristics, including being mobile-friendly and providing a complete range of functions to enable claimants keep track of their unemployment claim status. If you need help setting up your MYUI+ account, call Colorado’s Conversion Call Center at 303-536-5615 and a specialist would be happy to assist you.

How do I Manage My Colorado  Unemployment Benefits

You will be required to present paperwork to the state of Colorado each week that you request benefits, demonstrating that you are still qualified to receive compensation?

The certification procedure is straightforward: You’ll be asked to answer a series of questions and offer details about your job-search activity throughout the past week. You must also record any employment offers you got as well as your earnings.

You can use the same MYUI+ account you used to file your original claim to submit your weekly benefit certification.

How Do I Appeal a Colorado  Unemployment Decision?

The state of Colorado will send you an official decision notification after a decision has been reached in your case. You may submit an appeal if you are dissatisfied with the verdict. Within 20 calendar days following the day your official notification letter was postmarked, you must submit a written request for appeal.

You may use your MyUI+ account to submit your appeal request online. You can also fill out and mail the form that came with your official letter of decision. You are invited to attach additional pages to your appeal form if you want more space to offer detailed data.

You can also submit your form by using the following information:

  • Fax: 303-318-9248
  • Mail:
  • Unemployment Appeals Section
  • PO Box 8988
  • Denver, CO 80201-8988

How Do I Report a Colorado  Unemployment Fraud?

Please notify the state of Colorado if you suspect someone of falsely collecting UI benefits. Identity theft is a type of UI benefit fraud. Stop Fraud Colorado has information on how to protect yourself against identity theft and other types of fraud.

What if I quit?

In general, you are not eligible if you leave your work freely.

If you quit for “good cause,” though, you may be able to collect. The state unemployment office determines what constitutes good reason, and you can make your case for getting benefits.

You should be entitled to a hearing if your claim is denied so that you can explain your claim. You should contact your local office because regulations and conditions differ from state to state.

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Colorado  Unemployment Phone Number and Office Locations

Colorado  Unemployment  OfficeColorado  Unemployment Office LocationsColorado  Unemployment Phone Number
Alamosa Unemployment Office407 State Avenue Suite CAlamosa, CO 81101719-589-5118
Adams County Workforce Center3155 North Chambers Road #CAurora, CO 80011303-375-2980
Aurora Unemployment Office15400 E 14th PlaceAurora, CO 80011303-636-2014
Workforce Boulder County5755 Central Ave Suite BBoulder, CO 80301303-413-7555
Adams County Workforce Center36 S. 18th Avenue, Unit ABrighton, CO 80601720-523-6900
Broomfield Unemployment Office100 Spader WayBroomfield, CO 80020303-464-5855
Burlington Unemployment Office1457 Martin Ave.Burlington, CO 80807719-346-5331
Pikes Peak Unemployment Office328 10th StreetFirst FloorCalhan, CO 80808719-520-7895
Canon City Unemployment Office3224B Independence RoadCanon City, CO 81212719-275-7408
Centennial Unemployment Office6974 South Lima StreetCentennial, CO 80112303-636-1160
Pikes Peak Unemployment Office1675 Garden of the Gods RdSuite 1118Colorado Springs, CO 80907719-667-3700
Colorado Springs Unemployment Office1821 South Academy BlvdSand Creek LibraryColorado Springs, CO 80916719-359-7584
Unemployment Office – Cortez2208 East Main StreetCortez, CO 81321970-565-3759
Colorado Unemployment Office – Craig480 Barclay StreetCraig, CO 81625970-824-3246
Pikes Peak Unemployment Office166 East Bennett AvenuePO Box 129Cripple Creek, CO 80813719-667-3700
Colorado Unemployment Office at Delta206 Ute AvenueDelta, CO 81416970-874-5781
Denver Westside Unemployment Office1200 Federal BoulevardDenver, CO 80204720-930-4331
Denver Unemployment Office8500 Pena Blvd5th Level, Main TerminalDenver, CO 80249303-342-2590
Denver Unemployment Office at Montbello4685 Peoria StreetSuite 251Denver, CO 80239720-930-4063
Unemployment Office – Durango331 South Camino del RioSuite CDurango, CO 81303970-247-0308
Edwards Unemployment Office00069 Edwards Access RoadSuite #7; PO Box 1355Edwards, CO 81632970-926-4440
Larimer County Unemployment Office200 West Oak StreetSuite 5000Fort Collins, CO 80521970-498-6600
Fort Morgan Unemployment Office426 Ensign StFort Morgan, CO 80701970-867-9401
Pikes Peak Unemployment Office350 Lyckman DriveFirst FloorFountain, CO 80817719-444-8311
Frisco Unemployment Office602 Galena StreetPO Box 679Frisco, CO 80443970-668-5361
Employment Services of Weld County2950 9th StreetFt Lupton, CO 80621970-400-5890
Glenwood Springs Unemployment Office401 23rd Street, Suite 300Valley Professional BuildingGlenwood Springs, CO 81601970-945-8638
Unemployment Office – Golden3500 Illinois StreetGolden, CO 80401303-271-4755
Mesa County Unemployment Office512 29 1/2 RoadGrand Junction, CO 81504970-248-0871
Employment Services of Weld County315 North 11th Avenue #BGreeley, CO 80632970-353-3800
Unemployment Office at Gunnison109 East Georgia AvenueGunnison, CO 81230970-641-0031
Elbert County Unemployment Office75 Ute AvenuePO Box 186Kiowa, CO 80117720-639-5859
La Junta Unemployment Office308 Santa FeLa Junta, CO 81050719-383-3191
Lamar Unemployment Office405 East Olive StreetLamar, CO 81052719-336-2256
Leadville Unemployment Office901 S. Hwy 24Room 219Leadville, CO 80461719-486-2428
Limon Unemployment Office285 D AvenuePO Box 875Limon, CO 80828-0875719-775-2387
Workforce Boulder County515 Coffman StreetSuite 110Longmont, CO 80501720-864-6600
Rio Blanco County Unemployment Office345 Market StreetPO Box 68Meeker, CO 81641970-409-7418
Monte Vista Unemployment Office2079 Sherman AvenueMonte Vista, CO 81144719-852-5171
Unemployment Office at Montrose504 North First StreetMontrose, CO 81401970-249-7783
Pueblo Unemployment Office212 West 3rd StreetPueblo, CO 81003719-562-3731
Rifle Unemployment Office216 West 3rd StreetRifle, CO 81650970-625-5627
Salida Unemployment Office448 East 1st StreetSalida, CO 81201719-530-5980
Steamboat Unemployment Office425 Anglers DrivePO Box  881419Steamboat Springs, CO 80487970-879-3075
Sterling Unemployment Office100 Broadway Suite 24Sterling, CO 80751970-522-9340
Southeast Central Trinidad Unemployment Office140 North Commercial StreetTrinidad, CO 81082719-846-9221
Walsenburg Unemployment Office201 E. 5th Street Suite 19Walsenburg, CO 81089719-738-2372
Adams County Workforce – Westminster11860 Pecos St Suite 2200Westminster, CO 80234720-523-2400
Unemployment Office – Woodland Park218 East Midland AvenueWoodland Park, CO 80866719-687-9281
Yuma Unemployment Office529 N Albany Street Suite 1210Yuma, CO 80759970-848-3760

Final Thoughts

We hope the above info has been helpful to you. 

We do not make any financial advice but below are some of our thoughts that could help you stand on your feet sooner than later.

  • Don’t feel shame about needing help, but also don’t feel entitled. 
  • Don’t beat yourself up – things happen. The sooner you accept it and move on, the better.
  • Don’t burn the bridge. Work with your employer to help yourself. 
    • 1) Check if you are entitled to severance pay, vacation or sick pay, 
    • 2) Ask about extending health insurance benefits, 
    • 3) Ask about outplacement resources, 
    • 4) Request a reference letter from your employer 
  • Review your financial positions, obligations. 
  • Make a weekly or monthly budget. Buy what you need, so you don’t have to sell what you need.
  • Watch out for credit card loans – they will eat you alive.
  • Make an action plan with at least 3 scenarios from best to worst and examine your options.

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Sabrina is a former campaign manager who has decided to focus her effort to help people contact senators and get help. She leads our Editorial Team with Ronald and Lawrence to curate content and resources that help us navigate the system.

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