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Employees At Computer Science Corporation In East Hartford Eligible For Federal Trade Act Benefits

For Immediate Release
April 18. 2006

WETHERSFIELD, April 18  – Approximately 20 employees of Computer Science Corporation, Financial Services Group who produced computer software have been certified on March 24, 2006 as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) benefits.

The Connecticut Labor Department is mailing an eligibility notice regarding the benefits to all affected employees and is providing information on how to apply for benefits.  Employees eligible to apply for federal benefits are those who are, or will be, totally or partially separated from employment on or after Sept. 22, 2002 and on or before March 24, 2008.  Workers who qualify yet do not receive eligibility information are urged to contact their nearest Labor Department CTWorks Center for information and assistance.   

Available assistance may include training and income support in the form of Trade Readjustment Allowances, as well as job search and relocation allowances for qualified workers who seek or obtain employment outside their normal commuting areas.  Participation in ATAA may be available as an alternative to some TAA benefits, allowing older workers who accept reemployment at a lower wage to receive a wage subsidy.  In addition, health coverage tax credits may be available to individuals eligible to receive TAA income support or ATAA wage subsidies. 

Those who need to apply for unemployment benefits are reminded that claims can now be taken over the telephone or Internet.  Information can be found on the Department of Labor’s Web site at  www.ct.gov/dol.

Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535 

ATTENTION ! ! !

Employees of Computer Science Corporation in East Hartford who produced computer software.

You were certified on March 26, 2006 as eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) under the federal Trade Act if you were, are or will be totally or partially separated from employment on or after Sept. 22, 2002 and on or before March 24, 2008.  

Employees covered by the certification may qualify for benefits such as training, job search and relocation allowances, income support and health coverage tax credit. 

Eligible workers may contact the nearest Department of Labor/CTWorks Center for information and assistance.


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