MVR 143.8 million given out as income support

Health Professionals at Hulhumale Covid-19 facility. | Photo: Mihaaru

Male’, Maldives – Finance Ministry has announced that MVR 143.8 million has been given out as income support to those whose jobs were affected due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the statistics revealed by the Finance Ministry, till the 26th of November 11,814 people have been given MVR 143.8 million as income support at the fixed rate of MVR 5000 per person.

Since May 20 of this year, the government of Maldives has been giving out income support allowance under the government’s economic relief package to individuals who are not able to provide for themselves and their families, due to the negative impact on their incomes caused by the ongoing pandemic.

Such individuals who are eligible to receive income support include employees who have been terminated, put on no-pay leave or suspended from their jobs as well. The individuals who are on probation and temporary positions also meet the requirements needed to receive allowance. Such individuals must also be between the age 18 and 65 years.

According to the Ministry of Economic Development, any individual who had to undergo loss of employment or change in pay since December of 2019, may apply for the allowance. The Ministry urges such eligible candidates to register and send in the applications as soon as possible through the Job Center’s online portal.