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Stimulus: Essential workers to see stimulus payments totaling $30 million

A new stimulus plan in the state of Connecticut was recently approved, which would pay a collective $30 million to essential workers.

cash the essential workers could see in the form of a stimulus payment

The payments are worth up to $1,000 each.

The plan was passed on May 3 by the Senate and is on its way to the governor.

This is part of the budget passed last year.

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The stimulus payment will be a one time payment and is part of the Connecticut Premium Pay Program.

Over $1 billion in American Rescue Plan funds are being used to pay for the program.

If the governor signs off, the plan will go into effect July 1, 2022.

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At the moment, people are debating what is deemed essential for workers.

What are the stimulus payments worth?

Full time workers who are considered to be eligible will see bonuses worth $200-$1,000.

The income cap is $150,000.

Certain part time workers will see $500.

Who gets the stimulus payments?

The guidelines being used are those originally released by the CDC during the pandemic.

Essential workers in phases 1a and 1b are qualified.

Phase 1a is healthcare workers and Phase 1b is frontline workers not in healthcare.

This includes bus drivers and nurses.

State workers aren’t considered essential.

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