Many states will be awarding bonuses to their residents during the holiday season. Local governments in several states are currently deciding which residents will be eligible for a fourth stimulus check and how much they will receive, according to The Sun. Residents of Connecticut must act quickly if they want to be considered for the $1,000 unexpected stimulus payment offered by the state.
The Connecticut Back To Work Program
Governor Ned Lamont unveiled the Back to Work CT Program on May 17, 2021. Connecticut residents who have been out of work for an extended period of time are encouraged to return to work by receiving $1,000 in incentives as part of the program’s goal. The payments are made possible thanks to CARES Act funding received by Connecticut from the federal government.
Up to 10,000 job seekers will receive $10 million in bonus money due to this bonus-paying initiative. In collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services administers the program, which will expire on December 31, 2021. According to NCBCT, unemployed residents of Connecticut who meet the program’s eligibility requirements must apply online to receive a $1,000 bonus payment. There will be no paper submissions at this point.
Criteria Given By Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services
Following eight weeks of continuous employment, Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services may contact applicants to verify their status. One-time bonuses like this one will help some employees pay for necessities like child care so they can return to work.
Back to Work CT incentive payments can only be given to those who meet the following criteria:
- Have filed an unemployment compensation weekly claim with the State of Connecticut for the week May 23-29, 2021;
- Have filed an unemployment compensation weekly claim with the State of Connecticut for 11 additional weeks between December 27, 2020, and May 22, 2021;
- Obtain and maintain a full-time job for eight consecutive weeks between May 30 and December 31, 2021; and
- Not file an unemployment compensation weekly claim with the State of Connecticut for any portion of the required eight consecutive weeks of employment.
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