The Government of Guyana this afternoon announced a data collection mechanism to identify and provide support for vulernable households impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement, the National COVID-19 Task Force indicated that under the initiative persons who are in dire need of assistance or are most vulnerable during this period are the ones who should apply.
Assistance will be given on a needs basis which should ensure that the most affected persons are reached and supported.
The identification will be done through an online and manual application process.
The online process was opened today while the manual submission is scheduled to begin by the 27th May.
The application forms could be downloaded from the Ministry of Social Protection’s website https://mosp.gov.gy/
Eligible applicants must submit the completed application forms online as well as the required supporting documentation.
Priority will be given to:
- Individuals/Households currently benefiting from Public Assistance provided by the MOSP.
- Individuals/Households who applied for Public Assistance and are awaiting a response from the MOSP.
- Individuals/Households who suffered a loss of income due to COVID-19.
- Households headed by senior citizens or persons with disabilities.
The initiative is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the National COVID-19 Task Force Executive Secretariat, Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Ministry of Social Protection (MOSP), Ministry of Communities and the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs.
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