Those benefitting from Public Assistance will see an increase in the amount they are paid. This is according to this country’s Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.
“Persons on public assistance will receive an increase in their monthly payments by $25 January 1st 2021. Those under sixty-five (65) years who currently receive $250 monthly will receive $275 and those sixty-five (65) years and over will have their public assistance rise from $275 to $300 monthly.”
Prime Minister Gonsalves said that this increase in payment is in keeping with his Government’s policy to strengthen the social safety net for the poor and the elderly.