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Government Update On Unemployment Benefit

Government Update On Unemployment Benefit

The Government announced that the temporary unemployment benefit which was introduced at the onset of the pandemic “will transition persons to either Financial Assistance or a longer term unemployment support,” with Bermudians and spouses of Bermudians eligible for further benefits. A spokesperson said, “The COVID-19 crisis continues... Read more of this article

Govt On Supplemental Unemployment Benefit

Govt On Supplemental Unemployment Benefit

The Government provided some further information on the unemployment benefit, financial assistance and the supplemental unemployment assistance. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is aware that the Government’s unemployment benefit was extended from 12 to 16 weeks is now being extended by a further 2 weeks for a total of 18 weeks.... Read more of this article

Unemployment Benefit: Additional Two Weeks

Unemployment Benefit: Additional Two Weeks

“Government plans to extend the unemployment benefit for an additional two weeks to allow persons the opportunity to transition to the new benefit,” Minister Jason Hayward said, with the Minister explaining that the Government “will introduce a supplemental unemployment assistance.” Speaking at last night’s [July 24] press... Read more of this article

Unemployment Benefit Payments Delayed

Unemployment Benefit Payments Delayed

Due to technical problems at the bank, unemployment benefit payments due today were delayed, however the matter has been resolved and the payments are scheduled to be processed this evening, the Ministry of Finance said. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Finance is advising the public that due to technical problems being experienced by the... Read more of this article

Minister: $43M Paid In Unemployment Benefit

Minister: $43M Paid In Unemployment Benefit

Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson confirmed that unemployment benefits have been paid to over 10,100 persons for a total cost to date of approximately $43 million. Speaking at last night’s [July 2] press briefing, Minister Dickinson said, “The term of the unemployment benefits has been extended for an additional 4 weeks, for a total of 16... Read more of this article

HSBC Does Not Charge A Fee For UB Cheques

HSBC Does Not Charge A Fee For UB Cheques

In response to a question that was asked during the Monday [June 22] Covid-19 Update press conference, the Ministry of Finance confirmed that “HSBC Limited does not charge a cheque cashing fee for Unemployment Benefit cheques.” A spokesperson for HSBC said, “We can confirm that the cheque cashing fee is not charged for Unemployment Benefit... Read more of this article

$38 Million Paid In Unemployment Programme

$38 Million Paid In Unemployment Programme

Unemployment benefits were paid to to over 9,700 persons for a total cost to date of approximately $38 million, and more than 3,500 people have now gone back to work. Speaking at last night’s [June 16] press briefing, Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson said, “The Government quickly introduced an unemployment benefit, to assist people who... Read more of this article

Unemployment Benefit Extended For One Month

Unemployment Benefit Extended For One Month

The Government will extend the Unemployment Benefit Program for another month, Premier David Burt said. Speaking at last night’s [June 11] press briefing, Premier Burt said, “As a government, we continue to provide a safety net for our unemployed and continue the work which is necessary to ensure that more of our fellow Bermudians can get... Read more of this article

Minister: $32M Paid In Unemployment Benefit

Minister: $32M Paid In Unemployment Benefit

The Government has paid the unemployment benefit to over 9,000 people for a total cost of approximately $32 million, and over 2,600 individuals who were previously receiving benefits have now returned to work. Speaking at last night’s [May 28] press briefing, Minister Dickinson said, “This week, I authorized unemployment benefit payments... Read more of this article

Over $15 Million Paid In Unemployment Benefit

Over $15 Million Paid In Unemployment Benefit

Over $15 million has been paid out as part of the unemployment benefit programme since its launch on March 25th, Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said. Speaking during last night’s [May 4] press briefing, Minister Foggo said, “Last week some 2,500 applicants who have not previously received the payment of... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo: Unemployment Benefit Update

Minister Foggo: Unemployment Benefit Update

Today [April 29] the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo shared an update regarding the payments being made from the Unemployment Benefit Fund. Minister Foggo said, “Yesterday the Accountant General paid $2,004,870 to 2,106 eligible applicants – these are individuals who are receiving payment for the first time. “Today,... Read more of this article

$3.4 Million Paid In Unemployment Benefit

$3.4 Million Paid In Unemployment Benefit

The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo confirmed that around 3,811 individuals have been paid the unemployment benefit, which represents a total of just over $3.4 million, and by Friday a further 1,197 applicants will have been paid for an additional cost of $966,000, bringing the total applicants paid to 5,008. Minister... Read more of this article

Hotlines To Assist Residents During Pandemic

Hotlines To Assist Residents During Pandemic

The Bermuda Government and Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] are providing three different telephone hotlines to assist residents amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The first hotline established aims to provide general help and answer questions, and it can be reached on 444-2498 between 9.00am and 9.00pm.An emotional well-being hotline has also been established... Read more of this article