Employees At Computer Science
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.
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.