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$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

Minister On Supplemental Unemployment Benefit

Minister On Supplemental Unemployment Benefit

[Updated] Minister of Labour Jason Hayward is holding a press conference today [Aug 20], and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. The Minister said that as the unemployment benefit comes to an end, the Government is aware that many in our community still need assistance, so they created the Supplemental... Read more of this article

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