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MLSS PR Unit August 17, 2022

$189Million Payout by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security under SERP

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022



$189 Million Payout by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security under SERP



Government of Jamaica is providing $189 Million under the Special Economic Relief Programme (SERP), which was recently announced by Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke.  In making his announcement the Minister indicated that the SERP was part of additional measures “to ensure appropriate demographic diversity” of the expenditure under the intervention.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security began distribution of cheques in each of Jamaica’s 63 Constituencies earlier today (August 3, 2022). 18,900 families will benefit under the programme. Each Member of Parliament was asked to identify 300 constituents who are facing economic hardship, and who are not beneficiaries under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH).

The payment is part of a $3.8 billion allocation for social expenditure, $2.7 billion of which represents new expenditure.




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