What is the waiting week for unemployment benefits in Connecticut?

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The waiting week for unemployment benefits in Connecticut refers to the initial week of an individual's unemployment period, where no benefits are paid. As per the Connecticut Department of Labor, this waiting week is required by state law and is not compensable. It serves as a deductible week to determine eligibility and to allow claimants to submit required documentation. During this week, individuals must still fulfill all necessary filing requirements and actively search for suitable employment. Subsequent weeks are eligible for potential benefit payments if the claimant continues meeting the program's criteria. The waiting week is a common policy across many states to help ensure that the unemployment benefits system remains sustainable and effectively assists those in need.
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Answered May 3, 2024

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