During the pandemic, Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby waived the mandatory work search requirement as part of Connecticut’s public health response to the pandemic. The waiver allowed claimants to receive benefits even though they were not actively looking for work.
Beginning May 30, 2021, the work search will be back in effect and will require claimants to document their efforts to find a job. Failure to look for work will result in a denial of unemployment benefits. Keeping track of your search for work will help you to meet this requirement.
WORK SEARCH EFFORTS:
Each week you file a claim for benefits, you must:
- Actively look for work.
- Make a minimum of 3 work search activity efforts per week.
- Document all efforts to find work.
- Be prepared to provide proof of your work search activities.