Further “assistance” to be granted to unemployed individuals, says PM Harris

Further “assistance” to be granted to unemployed individuals, says PM Harris

That’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, speaking during Tuesday’s “Leadership Matters” program. 

 

The Social Security’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund was created to assist all working persons, whose income has been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

In partnership with the Labour Department, the Social Security facilitated the payment of up to EC$ 1,000 monthly for three months in the first instance (April, May and June).   

 

Beneficiaries of the fund include: Full time and part-time employees who have been laid off, employed but with reduced hours, persons made redundant as a result of the pandemic and registered Self-employed persons whose income is impacted by the virus.

 

While the PM provided a time-frame when persons can expect their funds, he urged the beneficiaries to be prudent in their spending. 

 

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris. 

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