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Lamont: Executive order helped net $35 million for workers displaced by...

The order retroactively and temporarily increased weekly unemployment benefits to $100 for many Connecticut residents, enabling them to qualify for the federal Lost Wages Assistance Program.

NY pandemic unemployment benefits – $44.5B

The New York state Department of Labor this morning reported that more than $44.5 billion in unemployment benefits have been paid to New Yorkers...

More federal aid for CT workers displaced by Covid-19

In addition, the Connecticut Department of Social Services will provide over $16.5 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) Benefits to nearly half of Connecticut’s SNAP participants on Sept. 17.

CT, NY receive FEMA approval for $300 weekly supplemental unemployment payments

Connecticut and New York have been approved for grants under FEMA’s Lost Wages Assistance program, which will allow both states to provide $300 per week -- on top of their regular unemployment benefit -- to those unemployed due to Covid-19.