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Video: Supplemental Benefit Extended To March

Video: Supplemental Benefit Extended To March

[Updated] The Minister of Labour Jason Hayward is holding a press conference this afternoon [July 12] to discuss the Supplementary Unemployment Benefit. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: We will post the full statement as able, and in the meantime as a quick summary, the Minister said that... Read more of this article

Minister: $3.5 Million Paid Over Amount Eligible

Minister: $3.5 Million Paid Over Amount Eligible

Approximately 2,500 people received benefits in excess of the amount they were eligible for in the Unemployment Benefit programme which amounted to approximately $3.5 million, Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson said, adding that to date, 300 people have refunded the government approximately $500,000. While answering questions in the House of Assembly... Read more of this article

Unemployment Benefits Payments Update

Unemployment Benefits Payments Update

The Ministry of Finance advised that “all persons who have met the required criteria for eligibility for unemployment benefits payments and provided the required documentation have been processed for payment.” A Government spokesperson said, ”It should be noted that there are still over 500 applications whose employers have not verified... Read more of this article

Minister: Update On Unemployment Benefits

Minister: Update On Unemployment Benefits

“From December of 2020 through May 17, 2021, approximately 4,400 applications for unemployment benefit support have been approved by the Government of Bermuda, and over 4,100 individuals have received benefits totalling $5.1 million,” Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson as he provided an update on the Unemployment Benefit programme. The... Read more of this article

Applications Can Be Filed: Unemployment Benefit

Applications Can Be Filed: Unemployment Benefit

The Ministry of Finance has renewed the unemployment benefit support for individual workers, and eligible persons can receive $1500 for the full 3 week closure. In an online post, the Bermuda Government said, “The Government is again committed to supporting workers and businesses affected by the revised and necessary regulations. The Ministry... Read more of this article

Payments Of $1500 For Three Week Closure

Payments Of $1500 For Three Week Closure

“All affected employees of businesses that are unable to open will receive payments up to a maximum of $1500 this week, which will cover the 3 weeks of closure,” Premier David Burt said, adding that “affected businesses will be eligible for grants to cover expenses and overheads.” The Premier’s comments were made as the... Read more of this article

$234K: Workers & People Directed To Quarantine

$234K: Workers & People Directed To Quarantine

The Ministry of Finance “has paid $234,000 to those who are not working and others who have been directed to quarantine” in the past few weeks, Acting Premier Walter Roban said. This follows after increased restrictions were put in place last month due to an outbreak of Covid-19, with the restrictions including the closure of all indoor... Read more of this article

Unemployment Benefits Being Processed

Unemployment Benefits Being Processed

[Updated with PDF] The Government has approved 50 applications so far for the unemployment benefit for employees affected by the recent mandated closures and are currently assessing an additional 110 applications, and they are also working on applications from individuals who have been directed into mandatory quarantine or isolation by the Ministry... Read more of this article

Govt To Make Payments ‘No Later Than Thurs’

Govt To Make Payments ‘No Later Than Thurs’

“The Bermuda Government will make payments to impacted individuals no later than Thursday, 17 December, if their applications are submitted and complete by Monday, 14 December,” the Government said today. This is in relation to the unemployment benefits, with the Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson recently authorising “unemployment... Read more of this article

Government: Unemployment Benefits Available

Government: Unemployment Benefits Available

[Updated] The Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson has “authorised unemployment benefit payments to individuals whose ability to earn an income has been directly impacted by the recent measures the government has taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19.” A spokesperson said, “These benefit payments pertain to verified full-time employees... Read more of this article

Temporary Unemployment Benefit For Workers

Temporary Unemployment Benefit For Workers

“Persons who have been put out of work in bars/clubs will be eligible for up to $1,000 which will be paid electronically,” Premier David Burt said, adding they they will also provide support for businesses who have been ordered to close. This follows after the Government directed that all indoor bars and clubs close effective Tuesday, December... Read more of this article

Ministers On Assistance, Unemployment Benefit

Ministers On Assistance, Unemployment Benefit

As of November 20, 2020, an estimated 2,163 people are receiving Financial Assistance benefits, Minister Jason Hayward said, while Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson said that just over $267,000 has been paid to about 60 people on the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit programme. Speaking at yesterday’s [Nov 30] press conference, Labour Minister... Read more of this article

Minister: “Recipients Will Receive $1520 Monthly”

Minister: “Recipients Will Receive $1520 Monthly”

“The Supplementary Unemployment Benefits program is scheduled to run until March 31, 2021, and recipients will receive a monthly flat rate of $1520 with some individuals receiving an additional monthly payment of $429 for their health insurance premium,” Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said. Speaking at last night’s press briefing,... Read more of this article