“No cut off period within months of disbursement” under Relief Fund

“No cut off period within months of disbursement” under Relief Fund

Director of the Social Security Board, Mr. Antonio Maynard. 

 

He was speaking about the Social Security Board’s CoVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.

 

In partnership with the Labour Department, the Social Security has facilitated the payment of up to EC$ 1,000.00 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.

 

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.  

 

So far, 4579 persons have had monies sent to their bank accounts and over EC $4.5 million dollars have been paid out.

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