Unemployment FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a termination, a layoff, and a furlough?
Am I eligible for unemployment benefits if:
Are student employees eligible to receive unemployment?
Are temporary employees and working retirees eligible for unemployment benefits?
Is a furloughed employee eligible for unemployment benefits?
If an employee's hours are reduced, is the employee eligible for unemployment benefits?
How do I file an unemployment claim?
How long does it take before I receive unemployment pay?
Will I still be eligible for unemployment benefits if I am furloughed? Am I considered 'job attached'?
Am I expected to search for a job if I have been furloughed?
How long can I receive unemployment benefits?
How much does unemployment pay?
If I work a few hours per week, can I still receive federal and state aid?
Is the new $600/week per the CARES Act a cap or does everyone receive an additional $600/week?
Will my unemployment benefits be taxed?
Who do I contact if I still have questions?
Transition Resources
UCCS cares about all of our community members and wanted to make sure as layoff notices are sent out, employees are provided with important information and resources to help individuals cope with this transition and be successful in finding new jobs and enhancing their careers.

This document was written in a collaborative effort between faculty and staff to highlight resources for transitioning after a layoff.