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State welfare card holders to get Bt500 more for another 3 months

Dec 03. 2020
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By THE NATION

Holders of state welfare cards will receive an additional Bt500 per month for three more months starting next year in a bid to ease the cost of living for low-income earners.

A Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday approved the motion to extend the scheme providing Bt500 per month to state welfare card holders from January to March 2021.

“Normally holders of state welfare cards receive Bt200-Bt300 per month depending on their monthly income,” the CESA said.

“On September 29, the Cabinet approved adding Bt500 per month to this subsidy to help ease the cost of living during this economic recession. Therefore, those who used to receive Bt200 will get Bt700, while those who received Bt300 will get Bt800 per month.”

The October-December scheme has a budget of Bt21 billion.

“The extension of the measure for three months is expected to help more than 14 million state welfare card holders who have been affected by the Covid-19 situation and will help them buy consumer products that are a necessity,” the CESA added.

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