Verifying Your Identity with for Unemployment

Have questions about the new identification process for unemployment?  [Russian Русский] [Spanish Español]

All unemployment applicants and recipients are now being asked to use the app to prove their identity. Once you apply for unemployment, you should receive an email from the unemployment office directing you to create an account through You will need to start on the unemployment website or through the link in your unemployment email. 

Instructions for this process can be found on the Colorado State Unemployment website, opens a new window, and here is a copy of the full resource guide, opens a new window for setting up your account. 

Part of this process requires submitting a selfie on your personal smart phoneIf you don’t have access to a smart phone or one of the required documents, you can call 303-536-5615 to talk to an unemployment benefits representative about setting an appointment with a representative, also called a trusted referee. 

Need to know how to take a video selfie on Here is a guide with instructions, opens a new window. If you made it through the process on and are preparing to meet with a trusted representative you can find what you need to bring here., opens a new window