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Governor Opens Unemployment Benefits To "Job Attached" Federal Workers

DENVER (CBS4) - Gov. Jared Polis announced more help for federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. He said federal workers who are required to work, but are not being paid can file a claim for jobless benefits.

Before the announcement, only furloughed employees could fill.

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The workers will have to repay the unemployment benefits once they recover their lost wages.

These workers are considered "job attached" which means they don't have to search for a job during their furlough.

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