TAIPEI, Jan. 5 (CNA) Prime Minister Su Tseng-Chang extended the per capita monthly subsistence allowance to NT$750 (US$24.47) and NT$500 for low-income and low-middle-income individuals on Thursday approved to do so. Income households for an additional year through the end of 2023.
Cabinet spokesman Luo Bingcheng said at a press conference after the weekly cabinet meeting that the extension of the policy will allow about 600,000 households to receive this month’s allowance before the start of the Chinese New Year holiday on January 20. said he could.
Su said at the meeting that he had approved paying NT$4.5 billion for the program and expected the money to be disbursed to the local government on Friday, Lo said.
Su added that he hopes the living allowance will bring “warmth” to recipients before the new year.
In a statement issued later the same day, the Department of Health and Human Services (MOHW) confirmed the extension of the program launched last March as part of the government’s COVID-19 relief efforts.
Like last year, the city and county determine eligibility for living expenses, so no application is required, the ministry said.
Recipients unable to receive remittances because their bank accounts are frozen or on a watch list can arrange to receive benefits in cash or check with their local authority, or call the department’s 1957 hotline for assistance. can be asked for, he added.