Over 300,000 applications have been received for the second round of the government’s $360 unemployment assistance for the formal and informal sector.
Acting Permanent Secretary for Economy, Shiri Gounder says as earlier highlighted, the payment will be made in early November before the 4th of November.
Applications closed last Friday and they are now going through the multi stakeholder assessment process.
Gounder says they are also giving time until October 31st for people to get their second COVID-19 vaccine shot, before the payment is made.
The first $360 payment was $120 per month for the months of August, September and October. The next $360 payment is for the months of November, December and January.
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum had earlier highlighted that the government has so far provided $343 million in direct cash assistance to affected Fijians which has helped support about 300,000 people.
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