$200 payout begins

January 25, 2023 12:30 pm

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The $200 Back-to-School payment for children in families earning less than $50,000 in combined household income has commenced.

Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary Shiri Gounder has confirmed this.

The ministry has also confirmed that assistance is also open to guardians.

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Applications for Back-to-School assistance for parents and guardians close tomorrow.

This $200 assistance is disbursed through the Digicel MyCash and Vodafone MPaisa.

Gounder says a statement will be issued once the full payment is executed.

The government budgeted $50 million for this assistance program and this has been done through the redeployment of funds in the current budget.