CT has earmarked pandemic bonuses of $1,000 for 30,000 workers. About 255,000 want it.
Interest in the new $1,000 pandemic bonuses that state officials dangled to essential workers in the private sector this spring is more than eight times the program’s maximum capacity to provide full grants.
The claim for benefits has not gone unnoticed by lawmakers. The House Chair of the Legislature Appropriations Committee added her name to the list of officials saying Connecticut needs to increase funding for the program — or watch $1,000 bonuses shrink to a few hundred dollars, or even less .