CARES Act Unemployment Benefit Applications Open Today- 4.20.20

Today, April 20, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) will begin taking unemployment benefit applications under the CARES Act, paying the additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits and launch other new points of access for unemployed workers to obtain information.

This includes gig workers, independent contractors, self-employed and those who are out of work because of a number of reasons directly related to COVID-19 including caring for a child whose school is closed or someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Self-employed and gig workers will need to provide their 2018 or 2019 tax returns with their applications.  Read CDLE’S full announcement HERE

COVID-19 Small Business Survey

The requirement to register to submit your answers has been remoted. As a reminder, your responses are confidential.  If you haven’t filled out the survey you can do so in the link above. Thank you to all businesses who have completed the survey. Your insights are valuable and will help the State make informed decisions moving forward.