Speaking at a press conference said on Saturday Finance Minister Ibrahim Ameer had stated 69 applicants receive income allowance.
The income allowance support is provided up to MVR 5,000 and is aimed in providing support for people whom have lost their livelihoods. They hope this income support would provided would meet the essential needs of the people.
Income support is provided for people whom are suspended, laid off, no pay leave or self-employed. The following is applicable for people whom have been affected from 1st of March.
The allowance would be provided for a three month time period which would be April, May and June.
Minister Ameer had said MVR 290,131 has been disbursed through the National Social Protection Agency (NSPA) as income support allowance.