Unemployment Relief Getting Out
And, finally tonight, we have an update on the second phase of the unemployment relief program which opened one month ago.
The total number of applications received as of this morning, is 61,395.
As we told you applications are no longer being processed by social security, but by a unit within the Labour Department.
And this changeover has been a holdup in people receiving those much anticipated $150.00 dollar payments.
Well, now you can check how your payment process is going.
The Government of Belize's Covid19.bz website has been updated with the ability to check on the status of an application.
As of this morning, 7,418 applications have been approved. Of these, 6,621 payments have been processed by the National Bank. The Central Bank closed the automatic payment system on September 2nd as a part of the emergency preparation for Tropical Storm Nana. As soon as the system is re-opened payments will resume.Channel 7