STC has extended the deadline and adjusted the qualifications for both their Full Recovery Package and the Subsidy Recovery Package. Previously, the Full Recovery Package required members to be “unemployed, on medical disability, or underemployed (less than 15 hours per week) since 30 June 2009”; that has been changed to “since 30 September 2009.” STC has also added “Are having major financial difficulties or unemployment challenges” to the list of qualifications. In addition to those changes, the deadline has been extended to 5 PM EST (GMT-5) on Tuesday 19 January. Members who applied by the initial 31 December deadline will be judged together in one group, with later applicants being judged together as well. If you applied for a Subsidy Recovery Package by 31 December but feel you are now eligible for the Full Recovery Package, you should receive an email from Julia O’Connor that will allow you to change your application. For more details on the Recovery Packages, check the STC website. If you have any questions, please email Julia O’Connor.