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B2,000 handouts approved

The cabinet on Tuesday approved 2,000-baht handouts to registrants of We Win and We Love Each Other subsidy programmes and extended the validity to the end of June.Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said registrants of We Win would receive two 1,000 baht payments, a week apart. ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

2.4 million more people to be eligible for RaoChana cash-handout scheme

The Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to allow another 2.4 million people to register for the government’s cash-handout “RaoChana” (We Win) scheme and agreed to give beneficiaries until June 30 to use up their subsidy, a source said.The proposal had been put forward by the Fiscal ...

The Nation Reporter

No problems reported as ministry disburses Bt5.7 billion under cash handout scheme

The Ministry of Labour on Monday disbursed over Bt5.72 billion cash to those registered for the latest cash handout scheme — “Mor33 Rao Rak Kan” (Section33 We Love Each Other) — without any problem, Minister Suchart Chomklin said.The scheme offers Bt4,000 via the Pao Tang ...

The Nation Reporter

Handout eligibility reassessed

The Finance Ministry is preparing to reconsider the eligibility criteria for receiving financial aid under the Rao Chana (We Win) scheme, which stipulates recipients should have a taxable income of no more than 300,000 baht per year.Approved in January, the We Win scheme aims to ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Govt 'gifts' need work

It has become tradition that the government gives New Year’s gifts to the public during the festive season. Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha in the hope of brightening up the public mood has instructed all ministries to come up with presents. Some are tangible items, from state ...

5,000-baht SSF stipend moves forth

The Finance Ministry has approved the Labour Ministry’s proposal to provide leftover budget as a cash handout of 5,000 baht a month to nearly 90,000 workers registered under the Social Security Fund who were affected by the pandemic.“The Social Security Office (SSO) has submitted a ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Ministry lines up PNs worth B70bn to buffer viral impact

The Finance Ministry will issue promissory notes (PN) worth 70 billion baht as the first batch of borrowing under the 1-trillion-baht royal decree to soften blow from the Covid-19 spread and the government’s containment measures.“Initially the Public Debt Management Office plans to offer 70 billion ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Dozens protest B5,000 aid screening criteria

Dozens of people have demanded to meet Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana at the ministry after their applications for the 5,000-baht financial aid were turned down.Some 27 million people registered for the handout — 5,000 baht a month each for at least three months. The ministry ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Rejected registrants for government cash handout given another chance to make their case

People whose application for the government’s cash handout scheme was rejected during the screening process will be able to submit additional evidence to show that they are affected by Covid-19 situation.Minister of Finance secretary Thanakorn Wangboonkongchan said on Friday that the campaign had already disbursed ...

The Nation Reporter

Finance Ministry to reduce period for handouts

The Finance Ministry could shorten the six-month period for handing out 5,000 baht a month to informal workers affected by the outbreak if the coronavirus pandemic can be contained before September, says the head of the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO).The government will redirect the budget ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

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