No pre-registration for COVID cash grant – Govt

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File: Minister Sukhai officially hands over the grant to a resident of Micobie (Guyana Chronicle photo)

The Government is advising citizens that there is no pre-registration requirement for the $25,000 household cash grant being rolled out across the nation.

A statement from the Covid-19 Grant Office noted that “Clearly identified distribution clerks under the supervision of officials from the Ministry of Finance will visit each household, ascertain the credentials of the householder after which distribution will be done on a house-to-house basis.”

It added that in cases where there are multiple households in a home, only the principal householder will receive the cash grant in the first instance.

“The other households in these cases will be required to provide their information on a pink form. After the information is verified, those households will receive their $25,000 cash grant.”

The Government began distributing the grant in keeping with its promise to bring economic relief to citizens in face of the hardships created as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The distribution began in Regions One and Nine and is now being done in other regions. (DPI)