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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.

Lamont seeking federal funds for $300 weekly supplemental unemployment payments

If approved, the funds will “help fill the hole left when the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program expired on July 26,” the governor said, noting that "this is only a temporary backstop,”

CT Labor Department adding personnel to process unemployment claims

The Department of Labor has processed 617,296 of the 635,772 applications it has received.

Labor Department girding for more unemployment applications while still clearing backlog

With two senior Trump administration officials admitting on Sunday TV talk shows that the unemployment situation could reach levels seen during the Great Depression...

CT Labor Department starts issuing supplemental unemployment payments

“The task was complicated, due to a 40-year-old mainframe using a COBOL operating system,” noted state Department of Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby. “Despite these challenges, we have now processed over 340,000 of the 402,000 claim applications filed since March 13.”