Watch: 96.7% of applications received, processed – Minister Falzon

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Posted by MaltaGov on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The number of applications received by the Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity in relation to COVID-19 Social Support Measures are decreasing. This was stated during a press conference addressed by the Social Solidarity Minister Michael Falzon and the permanent secretary within the Ministry, Mark Musu.

During the press conference, it was explained that the number of applications have reached 9,095 of which 8,793 (96.7%) have been processed.

Musu explained that this funds allocated for these applications amount to €5.8 million which includes the national insurance contributions.

The following are the percentages of the people who have applied according to their nationality;

  • 84.% from Malta
  • 6.7% from the EU
  • 1.2% from the UK
  • 7.2% other countries excluding African countries
  • 0.5% other

Mark Musu has also mentioned that until today 53,000 e-mails were received by the Ministry, 2,000 telephone calls and 5,000 Skype calls from the St. Vincent De Paul residence.

Amongst those who have applied for the COVID-19 Social Support Measures, 5,454 individuals who have received the allowance as parents. 165 have returned to their job or found another job so are not entitled to the allowance anymore.

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