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13.3 million people approved for govt Bt5,000 scheme

May 07. 2020
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By The Nation

As of Wednesday (May 7), as many as 13.3 million applicants have been screened for the government’s Bt5,000 assistance scheme, the Fiscal Policy Office’s director-general Lavaron Sangsnit said.

The 13.3 million include 4.4 million applicants who had been approved right from the start, 5.1 million whose applications were pending due to missing information and 3.8 million who were initially rejected but have now been approved.

Of the approved applicants, 11 million will be paid immediately, while the remaining 2.3 million will be paid within a week.

The Finance Ministry said it aims to finish screening up to 99 percent of the applicants by May 17.

Over the past few weeks, the ministry has received complaints about the government website rejecting 1.7 million applications either due to technical problems, registered names not matching or incorrect ID card numbers etc.

The Ministry of Finance is considering what ways to help more in this group.

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