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

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

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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.