HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Those who collect federal unemployment benefits in Connecticut are poised to become the latest victims of the federal budget cuts known as the sequester.
As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, weekly benefits are currently $330 on average. But starting in June, the checks will come in at $265.
“That could make the difference between paying your rent and not paying your rent,” Conn. Labor Commissioner Sharon Palmer told Schneidau. “We’re sending out letters over the next couple of days letting people know that their checks will be cut the end of June.”