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Take action now to see if you’re eligible for surprise end of year $1,000 stimulus check

The deadline to claim a $1,000 stimulus check in one state is coming up quickly, so it’s important to check eligibility.

Many states are offering a helping hand this holiday in the form of stimulus payments.

In Connecticut, out of work residents might be eligible for a check worth $1,000.

Related: Some families can expect a $1,400 stimulus check in 2022, here’s who qualifies

The Back to Work program is paying residents that return to work between May 30, 2021 and Dec. 31.

What is the Back to Work stimulus check and how do I get it?

As workers ease their way back into the workforce after COVID-19 dismantled it, a one time payment is available to help those returning.

There are specific details needed to claim the cash, including when you filed for unemployment and how long you were on it.

Related: 10 states and cities that will offer stimulus checks or universal basic income this month


You must have have a job to make the claim.

In order to claim the money, you must submit the Back to Work CT application electronically.

Applicants may be contacted to verify details and prove they’ve completed 8 weeks of employment.

In order to qualify, you need to have submitted an unemployment claim for the week of May 23-29, 2021.

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You also needed to file a weekly claim with the state for 11 more weeks between Dec. 27, 2020 and May 22, 2021.

You need to obtain and keep a full time job for 8 straight weeks between May 30 and Dec. 31, 2021.

You can not have filed an application for unemployment during those 8 weeks.

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