The grant was originally meant to support only those who had lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 situation. The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) said it will now also cover employees placed on involuntary no-pay leave for at least three consecutive months and employees who have had their salaries reduced by at least 30 per cent for three consecutive months. In this case, the amount of the benefit will be different: monthly cash grant of up to $500 for 3 months. The cash support quantum will be based on the last-drawn monthly salary, capped at $500.
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