1,050 people in need get extra Christmas payment

| 13/12/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development confirmed Monday that all recipients of Permanent Financial Assistance will receive an additional $150 with their standard financial assistance distribution for this month, which will be included with the Needs Assessment Unit’s December 2021 distribution.

Minister André Ebanks said, “This increased permanent financial assistance distribution, while modest and funded by identified savings, is intended to provide additional assistance during the holiday season more than 1,050 persons who are elderly and in need, as well as those who cannot have a livelihood because of a permanent physical or mental disability.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    CIG spends $625 per resident per month on wages

    • Anonymous says:

      Not so. You make it seem that it is everyone living gets help from the government. Wrong you are.

  2. Yup says:

    150 ! Lucky if you can leave fosters with a bag and a half

  3. Anonymous says:

    Health insurance costs 4 to 5 times real world health costs
    The ‘BIG’ local supermarket items 20 to 30% more than the other two.
    Monthly bank account fees double to triple real world costs
    Phone data plans and basic talk time fees triple real world , Internet included
    Home insurance costs excessive
    Kids schooling costs excessive
    Budget housing now non affordable for Caymanians
    Feel free to add on costs not mentioned

  4. Andrea A Calderon says:

    People try to ‘improve with age!’
    Recipients are elderly and disabled rendering them unable to work, plus they have already put in 50-60 years
    of building their Country and are the ‘cornerstones’ of the house you live in. All Countries in the world acknowledges the contribution by them to professional and social establishment of protocols you now enjoy! You should try sit with one of these stalwart citizens and write notes and tips as to how this Country you enjoy was built and you’d not get your mouth closed from the ‘vow’ 😱position 😮! This income has been earned! There is no hand out here! We are not ‘Johnny come lately’! 1957-1964 – Education and domestic worker – 1964-1966 Commercial snd. Business Training – 1966-2010 Business and Professional contribution! You owe me! You are reaping from the seeds I sowed! Enjoy the free ride! Don’t catch COVID 😷

  5. Anonymous says:

    Stop the hate people. There is a sh** load of money earned here no doubt. But you can believe it that that is not the reality of the average Joe and Jane even when they are working their as*** off to earn what they do get. And you know that deep down you need to pray that when you get older you will not need such meager handout since you are so up there on your high horse.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Equivalent to government bonus then.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I was just doing my Christmas/January budget – you know that long stretch – when this news came out. What a blessing! Boy I needed that $150, thank you Mr. Andre! If I could vote I would give you a couple!

    With my husband seaman pension, bless he soul I was he third wife you see, my pension from government, my part-time security job, the stipend from my taxi – which ah hear dey cut down – the rent from them two places I got next door, the lil numbers I hit now and then I still couldn’t figure out how I was going manage.

    Now I can get that necklace I see!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Me, me!! Fix the problems and stop bandaid-ing and spoiling people. Generations of welfare babies?! WTF!

  9. Anon says:

    We must not forget those over 60 some of whom are still amongst the biggest earners receive a 50% discount from the DVDL on all fees, and others regardless of age, free handouts from the Agricultural Dept.

  10. anon says:

    Are our “vets” and “seamen” included?.

  11. Anonymous says:

    So basically one gallon of milk, 1 loaf of bread, and a dozen eggs from the grocery store.

    It is one thing to give assistance, and another to completely ignore the 800lb gorrilla in the room. The cost of living here.

    • Anonymous says:

      No, more likely they blow is all on beer and liquor or maybe a new flatscreen and a case of Doritos

    • Anonymous says:

      All made possible by thousands of overseas workers brought in at sub-subsistence wage levels, depriving Caymanians with whom they compete from meaningful incomes, placing the cost of living further and further out of reach, requiring government to pay them money to support them requiring government to increase taxes to have the money to pay the support causing an increase in the cost of living!

      Stop importing poverty dammit! It is destroying the sustainability of Cayman.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Handout capital of the world.

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