Social Security will continue to issue cheques to outstanding qualified applicants

Social Security will continue to issue cheques to outstanding qualified applicants

“Should persons still expect their cheques?” 

 

That’s a question the VONNEWSLINE posed to Senior Manager at the Nevis Branch of Social Security Board, Mr. Donovan Herbert. 

 

The St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, aids the working class of the federation whose jobs and businesses are directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

In March 2020, a total of $15 million EC was allocated to assist working persons whose income has been adversely impacted due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

The fund specifically grants a stipend of up to $1,000.00 EC dollars to qualified applicants such as full time employees that have been laid off, employees with reduced hours, employees made redundant as a result of the pandemic and registered self-employed persons whose incomes have been impacted by the virus.  

 

However some individuals have not yet received cheques.

 

Mr. Herbert addressed this concern, during the COVID-19 Briefing on Monday, July 27th, 2020.

 

Senior Manager at the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board, Mr. Donovan Herbert. 

 

According to the Social Security Board’s website, concerning the COVID-19 Relief Fund, as of Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, a total of $11, 099, 540.00 EC, has been paid out to over 5,200 applicants. 

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