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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 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 previously said, “These benefit payments pertain to verified full-time employees of bars and nightclubs who have had to close due to current Covid-19 restrictions. The total benefit for these persons will be $1,000 for the two week period that these restrictions are in place.”

The programme can also apply to “quarantined individuals who have been directed into mandatory quarantine by the Ministry of Health, and are unable to earn their ordinary compensation while under quarantine.”

The Government previously said, “Individuals who are quarantined will be paid on a biweekly basis starting 18 December. The benefit payout will be calculated at 60% of an individual’s remuneration with a maximum of $500 per week.”

For companies that have been impacted and are seeking info on unemployment benefits for their employees, the Government also sent a clarification about the email address, noting that the correct email address is company.uba@gov.bm.

To apply for the unemployment benefits, please go here on the Government website.