Ask an Expert: Can I backdate my claim if I file for unemployment now?

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COLORADO SPRINGS — FOX21 Digital NOW is taking your coronavirus concerns directly to the experts, to get your lingering questions answered.

A FOX21 viewer sent in a question regarding unemployment claims. They want to know:

“My hours were cut in half in late March, but I didn’t file for unemployment. Can I file now and backdate my claim?”

FOX21 turned to Traci Marques, CEO of Pikes Peak Workforce:

According to Marques, you can backdate your unemployment claim to when it started. Marques says you will also be able also get the additional $600 a week, which can also be backdated to March 29.

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