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Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order on May 19, 2021 creating a new monetary incentive program to support unemployed Coloradans as they return to work full time. Under the Colorado Jumpstart incentive program, unemployed individuals are eligible to receive an incentive of up to $1,600 to support the transition into full-time work.

Eligible claimants who return to work between May 16 and May 29, 2021 can receive a Colorado Jumpstart Bonus of $1,600. Eligible claimants who return to work between May 30 and June 26, 2021 can receive a Colorado Jumpstart Bonus of $1,200. The Colorado Jumpstart Bonus is taxable and will be taxed at the percentage a claimant has previously selected.

Who is eligible to receive the Colorado Jumpstart Bonus?

  • In order to be eligible to receive the Colorado Jumpstart return to work bonus, claimants must meet all of the following criteria:

    • Must be a Colorado resident

    • Must have completed ID.me identity verification

    • Must not have a program integrity issue on their claim

    • Must have certified for at least one week of regular state unemployment benefits or PEUC during the period beginning March 28, 2021 and ending May 16, 2021

    • Must have been monetarily eligible for a weekly benefit amount of at least $25 during the same period

    • Must return to work full-time between May 16 and June 26, 2021

  • The following claimants are not eligible:

    • Claimants receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits

    • Workshare claimants

    • Out-of-state claimants (regardless of UI program)

To apply, log into your MyUI+ account or call 303-536-5615.

View the Jumpstart Fact Sheet

Published on: 
Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 10:49pm

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