Underpayment - Benefits the EDG was entitled to, but were not received. Underpayments are only restored if the EDG did not cause them.

Unearned Income - Cash or contributions received by an individual for which they do not perform work or provide a service.

Unemployment Compensation Benefits (UCB) - Benefits paid by the Connecticut Department of Labor to an individual whose job ended due to lay-off, firing without good reason, or quitting with good reason.

Unfit for Work - Indicators of individuals being unfit for work include:

  • a drug or alcohol addict not in a rehabilitation program with an indicator of unfitness for work, such as but not limited to:
    • Fired from a job due to their addiction.
    • High/drunk during the interview.
  • chronically homeless. Chronically homeless individuals may not have access to upkeep of their personal hygiene or clothing, or appropriate clothing for an interview.
  • mentally or physically unable to work based on the worker’s observation;
  • mentally or physically unable to work as verified by a qualified health professional; or
  • receiving any temporary or permanent disability benefits.

Uninterrupted Benefits - At renewal, an eligible EDG’s benefits must be available at its normal issuance time, provided all renewal actions are completed.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) - An agency in the Department of Homeland Security. USCIS is responsible for non-citizenship procedures and rules. Formerly called the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INA).

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - A Federal department made up of 29 agencies that support agriculture, economic development, food, natural resources, nutrition, and rural development.