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What’s Working: Unemployment backlogs, backdates and overpayments in Colorado

Plus: Fidelity has 300 jobs available, PPP forgiveness has begun, understanding your place in unemployment’s alphabet soup and more!

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What’s Working: “Lost wages” gets a new deadline, overpayment forgiveness, small business updates and more

Do the 70,000 to 80,000 folks eligible for “Lost Wages” not want their $300-$1,800? Plus, the latest on small business loans, housing help and the new unemployment portal.

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Colorado won’t try to collect the $1.4 million in overpaid unemployment benefits it distributed after all

Confusing forms in the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program led some gig workers to overestimate their income.

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$338 million in federal “Lost Wages” relief paid to Coloradans so far

About one-third of $553 million for the extra $300 weekly benefits remain, and must be claimed by Oct. 10. About 6% of jobless Coloradans are not eligible

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What’s Working: Thousands of fraud holds lifted for Colorado unemployed, while more face pricier health insurance

How some things unexpectedly went from bad to worse for some out-of-work people in Colorado. Plus, Lost Wages benefits begin, more unemployment fraud news and other updates in this week’s What’s Working.

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What’s Working: Extra $300 unemployment benefit gets a start date and how Colorado overpaid $40 million in jobless aid

Plus: Hiring by an agency for the homeless, the D.C. COVID relief update and resources for help with rent, utilities and other bills

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Colorado stops nearly $1 billion in unemployment benefits from being paid to scammers

The state is working with federal and local agencies to try to recover nearly $40 million that was wrongly doled out

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What’s Working: The situation with PUA benefits. Plus, why action is needed to get extra payments.

Getting into the nitty-gritty of Colorado’s unemployment system takes us deeper into holds on PUA payouts, extended benefits and fraud.

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What’s Working: Spanish-speaking virtual agents, extra $300 weeks approved and a new small business fund

PUA claims are up because of ... fraud? Plus, the wait to get a call back from the unemployment office is now “four to eight weeks."

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What’s Working: Why it takes two months to get a callback on unemployment: 25% of scheduled calls are “no shows”

Plus: New $300 federal bonus is coming soon, with limits; Monarch Casino has 200 jobs; new grants for small businesses.

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What’s Working: Unemployment benefits for a year, $300 is the new $600 and how to get that call back

A weekly update on losing a job, finding a new one or hiring extra help.

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Colorado to extend state benefits to the unemployed for 13 more weeks

Gov. Jared Polis planning to apply to FEMA for $300 bonus weekly unemployment pay through President Donald Trump's executive order

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Fraudulent unemployment claims continue in Colorado, but 30-50% were stopped “at the front door”

New unemployment claims for the first time last week dropped below the highest point of the Great Recession.

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Calling Colorado’s unemployment line? You might end up talking to a Google-powered AI

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is also working to address $17.5 million in overpayments, a depleted Trust Fund and the approaching end of $600 weekly pandemic payments

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Fraudsters foiled by Colorado’s unemployment office as number of new out-of-work claims decline

State rolls out fraud prevention tips in case you’re one of those employed folks who received unemployment notices in the mail

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Only 6% of calls to Colorado’s unemployment line are getting answered. But changes are on the horizon.

Calls to the state's unemployment call center are 10-30 times higher than pre-coronavirus. Colorado has ramped up its capacity, but soon getting help may no longer require a phone call.

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