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CASH GRANTS PAYABLE TO ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES WITH TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDER STATUS – DATABASE FOR SUBMISSIONS OPENS TODAY

#TurksandCaicos, November 23, 2020 — The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has today, Saturday, 21st November, 2020, opened the database to accept online submissions from employees within various economic sectors in the Turks and Caicos Islands who were impacted by the economic downturn, a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Coronavirus Employee Stimulus Cash Grant #2 is another offering within a suite of grants that the Turks and Caicos Islands Government has been providing to assist residents and businesses that have been impacted financially due to reduced economic activity during the worldwide pandemic. 

The Coronavirus Employee Stimulus Cash Grant #2 is opened only to employees with Turks and Caicos Islander Status. It will provide cash grants of $600.00 to eligible employees who can provide evidence that they were employed at least one month prior to the lockdown that occurred on March 26, 2020. 

In this database, the applicant will see two options and will be asked if he/she is applying for the first time. The first-time grant is offered to employees operating in sectors other than the Hospitality and Tourism Sector.  Meanwhile persons working within the Hospitality and Tourism Sector will receive a second grant if they hold Turks and Caicos Islander Status.

Applications will be received online by the Ministry of Finance as of today, 21st November, 2020 until 5th December, 2020; unless otherwise directed by the Permanent Secretary of Finance.

Applicants are advised that incomplete applications will not be processed.  Therefore, it is important that you ensure that you read the instructions on how to fill the application to understand clearly what is needed, inclusive of the evidence to be provided.

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Please note that the following sectors are excluded from benefitting from this cash grant:

–           TCI Public Service

–           TCI Statutory Bodies

–           TCI Bodies of Good Governance

–           TCI Constitutional Bodies

–           Hospital, health care or medical facilities

–           any water, electricity, telecommunications (including internet services) or other sector encompassing the provision of electronic communications including print and electronic media

–           Waste disposal and sanitation companies and

–           Self-employed persons

It is important to reiterate that an applicant must be able to provide proof of Turks and Caicos Islander Status.  The TCI Status Card Number is the preferred means, but there are other forms of verification and validation.

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