First outbreak subsidies due this week

First outbreak subsidies due this week

The first batch of eligible registrants for a 5,000-baht cash subsidy will receive the money tomorrow, according to a Finance Ministry spokesman.

Lavaron Sangsnit, director of the Fiscal Policy Office, said yesterday about 1.6 million people will receive an SMS informing them that the payment has gone into their accounts sometime between tomorrow and Friday.

Of this number, more than 1 million are vendors and the rest are taxi drivers, motorcycle taxi riders, tour guides and lottery vendors, Mr Lavaron said.

Mr Lavaron said the ministry is speeding the verification process but with 24.3 million people having signed up for the scheme, it will take time.

He added that at least 330,000 people have cancelled their requests for the subsidy after the ministry agreed to let the applicants correct their information or withdraw their requests.

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