Conn. essential workers ‘Premium Pay’ site officially launches

Frontline workers could get up to $1,000 each.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Many people have never stopped working during the pandemic, and the Connecticut State Comptroller’s Office is now saying “thank you” to these essential workers.

They have allocated 30 million dollars for the Premium payment program Frontline workers could get up to $1,000 each. It is for private sector employees only, not federal, state or municipal workers.

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There are specific requirements that people must meet to apply:

Employed as an essential worker in CT from March 10, 2020 to May 7, 2022. Cannot work from home Not employed by a federal, state, or municipal government agency. Earned $149,999 or less.

Applications are available to the public right nowbut the deadline is not until October 1st. The comptroller emphasizes that the money will not be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

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“We want to make sure everyone gets the same treatment and that payments are adjusted as needed,” said Natalie Braswell of the CT State Comptroller’s Office.

They have a total of $30 million to distribute and it will be distributed as follows:

$1,000 for those making less than $100,000 a year $500 for part-time workers Less money for those making more than $100,000 a year. The limit is $150,000, these people will get less than a thousand.

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This all took place in a soft launch last week and already 30,000 people have shown interest.

Braswell said those selected should see their checks arrive in the mail within 60 days of the Oct. 1 deadline.

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