Colorado begins transition to new unemployment benefits system

The new system is called MyUI+ and will be entirely online
The new system is called MyUI+ and will be entirely online(KKCO/KJCT)
Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 6:18 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Colorado is launching a new unemployment benefits system. The new system is called MyUI+, and will be offered entirely online.

As part of the change, any Coloradans applying for unemployment benefits should request a payment by Monday, January 4th, at the absolute latest. Applications will be accepted by phone or online at the MyUI claimant website until Tuesday morning. On Tuesday at 12 p.m., the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will transition to their new system.

As of November 2020, the unemployment rate in Colorado was at 6.4 percent.

“The year has been hard on small businesses and people that don’t make a lot of money, or may not have a lot of cash reserves,” said Maria Bay, a Colorado Springs resident. “Right now is the time to rely on government support, so it’s important that we know what we need to do as citizens to get that support.”

The new MyUI+ system is expected to launch next Sunday, January 10th. Claimants can then begin requesting weekly payments through the new online system.

Their new claimant system will also cover the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program, as well.

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