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Cabinet okays Bt1,000 handout to disabled people

Apr 28. 2020
Deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek
Deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek
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By The Nation

In a move to ease the burden on disabled people amid the Covid-19 crisis, the Cabinet on Tuesday (April 28) approved the payment of an extra Bt1,000 to each disability card holder in addition to their monthly allowance.

“The 2 million people who hold a disability ID card will be paid Bt1,000 each and can expect the payment in a few days,” deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek said. 

She added that the Cabinet agreed on January 28 to increase the monthly allowance of the 120,000 disabled people below the age of 18 from Bt800 to Bt1,000 from October 1 onwards. 

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