Tag: poor relief

Gov’t secures extra $1.6M cash for home repairs

Gov’t secures extra $1.6M cash for home repairs

| 10/06/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Government voted another CI$1.66 million for spending largely on home repairs for the most vulnerable. But given the significant surplus the public purse is expected to have at the end the year, there should be no negative impacts, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart told his colleagues at the relevant committee hearing Friday. The money was […]

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Poor law rename much more than cosmetic

Poor law rename much more than cosmetic

| 23/01/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The deputy chief officer in the Ministry of Community of Affairs, André Ebanks, has said that the overhaul of the outdated poor law desperately needs a name change and it that will be much more than just a bit of cosmetic tinkering. Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee last week, the senior ministry official, […]

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Poor Persons (Relief) Law under review

Poor Persons (Relief) Law under review

| 23/07/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Government has confirmed a review of the Persons (Relief) Law (1997 Revision), which governors the current social welfare support provided to people by the Needs Assessment Unit. Responding in a ‘government minute’ to the findings of the Public Accounts Committee on a report by the Office of the Auditor General, which found a number […]

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NAU clients need review as benefits increase

NAU clients need review as benefits increase

| 30/01/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Payments to those on social assistance are due to increase by $100 this month, from $550 to $650, following a government commitment in the 2018/19 budget. But some clients of the Needs Assessment Unit receiving monthly poor relief must be reassessed before they can get the increased allowance if they have not been assessed […]

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