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Back to Work CT Program

On Monday, May 17, 2021, Governor Ned Lamont announced the Back to Work CT Program. The goal of the program is to incentivize long‑term unemployed people who live in Connecticut to return to the workforce. If eligible individuals meet certain criteria, they will receive a one‑time, $1,000 incentive payment from the State of Connecticut.

Important note – Applications are no longer being accepted

Please be advised that the DRS has received the maximum number of applications allowable under the “Back to Work CT” Program. Therefore, as of September 13, 2021, the DRS is no longer accepting any new applications.

More information:

Taxpayer Services Special Bulletin 2021-4, Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the Back to Work CT Program