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38,000 Connecticut unemployed could soon get $1,800 under Lamont's new executive order

At least 38,000 unemployed Connecticut residents could soon get $1,800 under a new executive order signed by Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday.

News 12 Staff

Dec 4, 2020, 9:04 PM

Updated 1,292 days ago

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At least 38,000 unemployed Connecticut residents could soon get $1,800 under a new executive order signed by Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday.
The executive order only applies to Connecticut residents who were excluded from the federal Lost Wages Assistance Program which paid an additional $300 a week between Jul. 25. and Sept 5.
Residents were excluded because they received less than $100 a week in unemployment benefits from the state during that six-week period.
Under the new order, the state will help those people reach the $100 per week threshold needed to qualify. 
In total, Connecticut will use $7.5 million from its unemployment trust fund to do so. 
Those eligible under the executive order should get an email with information on Saturday, and a hard copy in the mail next week.
Those certified to get the assistance will receive a retroactive payment.


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