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All Uninsurance Benefits Claimants will have to verify your ID to continue receiving Unemployment Benefits. 

In order to safeguard the integrity of Colorado’s unemployment program, all claimants who have not yet verified their identity through ID.me will need to verify their identity.  All claimants now have the option to complete the ID.me identity verification, but the requirement is being phased in over a period of weeks. When you are required to verify your identity using ID.me, you will receive an email from CDLE with instructions, as well as an “Identity Verification” issue on the “Issues and Determinations” screen within your MyUI+ account.  If you have not yet received an email from CDLE, or an “Identity Verification” issue within your MyUI+ account, you are not yet required to complete the ID.me process, though you will be in the near future. You can go ahead and do it now if you choose, or you can wait until you are required to do so.

How It Works
  • You verify your identity by uploading a photo of your government ID along with a selfie.  Many claimants are able to complete this self-guided process within 15 minutes and it can be completed 24-hours per day, 7 days a week.
  • This step-by-step guide walks you through the complete identity verification process.  
  • If that method doesn’t work, you can speak with a person on a video call. To schedule a video call ID.me appointment please call 303.536.5615. 
  • Para obtener información en español sobre ID.me, haga click aquí.

Please note that workforce center staff can not assist in the process of identity verification.  Unfortunately, this includes Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development.  

Fraud or Suspected Fraud

  • ID.me Identity Verification: Like other states, Colorado continues to see an increase in identity theft and fraudulent unemployment claims. In order to safeguard the integrity of Colorado’s unemployment program, you may be asked to verify your identity using ID.me. If you have received an email from CDLE directing you to verify with ID.me, you will be asked to upload a photo of your government ID along with a selfie. If that method doesn't work, you can verify your identity by speaking with a real person on a video call. The entire process should take about 15 minutes.  Please note LCEWD is unable to verify your identity online or in person.  Visit ID.me Identity Verification for additional information, including FAQs.

  • If you received unemployment paperwork but did not file a claim, or otherwise believe you are a victim of identity theft related to unemployment benefits, view Information on reporting fraud.

The American Rescue Plan Act has been signed into law, extending a number of federal pandemic benefit programs.  While CDLE is still working to evaluate the impact of this legislation on all claimant populations, at this time they anticipate no gap in benefits for most claimants.

Unemployment Insurance:  Get the latest updates on all Unemployment Insurance programs.  Visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment News and Alertspage regularly for updates.  

Work-search requirements are in place. You are required to complete work-search activities every week to be paid benefits unless you are job attached.  Have questions on what qualifies as a work-search activity?  Visit the Information on Unemployment Insurance work search requirements page.  

Get connected to additional resources

  • United Way is coordinating efforts of many local community resources. Go to uwaylc.org  to find an updated list.
  • For food assistance and other cash benefits, please visit coloradopeak.

Local employers are actively hiring.  View current job openings.

Would you like assistance with your job search? Connect with the Workforce Connections Team. Call 970.498.6600 or email lcewd-workforceconnections@larimer.org

  • Assistance registering with the statewide job search engine, Connecting Colorado, which is a requirement for UI benefits
  • Maximizing your online job search, including your Connecting Colorado account
  • Utilizing other online tools/resources for your job search, i.e., LinkedIn
  • Resume reviews*
  • Customizing your resume to a specific job description
  • Cover letter review/assistance
  • Interview prep/mock interviews
  • Career exploration 
  • General questions on Unemployment Insurance.  Please note we do not have access to the details of your individual claim, as we are not the UI Office. We are here to assist you with job search and can answer general UI questions.  

*If the only assistance you want is to have your resume reviewed, submit directly through your Connecting Colorado account.  On your dashboard, look for the “Toolbox” and click on “Resume Review.” Your resume will be reviewed and feedback provided to you via email within five (5) business days.

Published on: 
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 8:30am

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