Social Development Ministry expands call centre operations

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    15 additional telephone lines have been added to receive calls from persons who signed up for financial and social support from the Ministry of Social Development due to COVID-19.

    These include the self-employed grant, food support and rental assistance.

    The Ministry says persons many call the toll-free number 800-1673 from 8am to 4pm to inquire about their application and other matters.

    It says persons who applied will receive an SMS text message noting the approved amount they will get, and whether the grant will come via cheque or their bank account.

    Persons whose applications were not approved will also be sent a text.

    Regarding the Salary Relief Grant, which is being handled by the National Insurance Board, persons with queries can call 612 – 9700 Ext. 4774.