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is there a limited time to apply for this?

 

is it for one week or one month only?  or is it left open, can apply any time this year to receive benefits?

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Every item on that list says "We don't know how to program a simple, robust website". And having to input a "huge amount of data"? Really? For what?

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52 minutes ago, Venom said:

I feel fortunate that my wife and I are not this desperate for cash. 

I'm not sure if that was genuine empathy or sarcasm?

Either way, yes you are fortunate then.

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When you enter data in the form, a blue line appears around the form field and, after entering the information, you need to click elsewhere on the page for the blue line to disappear. If you press the final submit button with any remaining blue line around any form field it doesn't work and you have to start all over again.

https://applied20.xn--12cl1ck0bl6hdu9iyb9bp.com/urgent-web/#/

 

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2 hours ago, new2here said:

To me I would have created a mandatory staggered allocation window.. say something like ID cars numbers between 000001 and 999,999 can apply on Monday 00:01 and Tuesday 23:59... then 1000000 and 5000000 can apply between Wednesday 00:01 and Thursday 23:59.... etc until you’ve covered all the numbers issued... then you have an “open” enrollment whereby anyone who didn’t apply during his/her widow may now apply.

 

If the cash payment is not dependent on time of application, then you make it clear that WHEN you apply is of zero bearing, but only dependent on what your data is...   IF it IS dependent on when you apply, then you announce that it’s somewhat like lottery tickets - in that it doesn’t matter when you buy your ticket, as all issues tickets are equally able to be chosen regardless of when they were issued.

 

na, i would have done some basic research to determine expected demand and capacity planned for that plus say 15/20% contingency. job done

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Combined with electric refund fiasco it seems they almst want to crash teh banking and net at same time......

 

I often wonder if our hosts could arrange a celebration in a brewery ?

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4 hours ago, Guderian said:

Can anybody tell me if my Thai GF is covered by this scheme?

 

She's got a place she rents up in Laem Chabang and grows her own fruit and veg, as well as raising fish and ducks, but she depends largely on me for money. She comes to my house and cleans it every week and does other jobs around the place as and when they need doing. She also does odd jobs in Laem Chabang, for the last two weeks she's been tidying up the garden of a Thai neighbour up there for a few hours a day. I guess the best description of her current status is 'freelancer' as she doesn't want to work for anybody full-time (she's got a history of not getting on well with her bosses). I saw that freelancer is a category recognised by the scheme.

 

The problem is that I've had to tell her she can't come to work in my gaff again until the virus crisis abates, being elderly and with a chronic medical condition I need to self-isolate as far as feasible. Depending on what jobs I have that need doing, this will be costing her anything up to 10K Baht/month. Of course, I'll still give her plenty of money to live on, but the extra 5K Baht would be very useful for her.

 

She says that she's talked to somebody in Laem Chabang about it and they say she doesn't qualify, perhaps because she doesn't work in the entertainment industry? But according to one newspaper, the website crashed yesterday as 20 million people tried to register. I'm pretty sure that many people don't work exclusively in the entertainment industry, so it seems that other categories are covered too.

 

I can give the GF a letter saying that due to the Covid-19 outbreak I'm sorry but I can't employ her any more until the crisis is over, would that help?

 

Does anybody know if she's eligible for the 5K/month and what I can do to help her apply for it?

 

Thanks.

She shouldnt have a problem applying ,basically shes a self employed fruit seller or free lancer ( with no employer) if you will and had to temporarily close the business due to lack of customers , today we completed and sent 14 applications for friends and family of my girlfriend who do not have internet or no knowledge of 'how to do' so although we have to wait to see if they are approved they all received an sms from the system so would say go ahead.

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21 hours ago, Yadon Toploy said:

Why are they telling us in English? 

Perhaps it's a translation of an original document in Thai?

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13 hours ago, Sharp said:

She shouldnt have a problem applying ,basically shes a self employed fruit seller or free lancer ( with no employer) if you will and had to temporarily close the business due to lack of customers , today we completed and sent 14 applications for friends and family of my girlfriend who do not have internet or no knowledge of 'how to do' so although we have to wait to see if they are approved they all received an sms from the system so would say go ahead.

I disagree.

There will be some kind of criteria to establish the genuine self employed from the unemployed, housewives etc. It is not a free state hand out to everyone claiming to be self employed and trying to game the system.

I suspect those eligible to receive the payments will be either registered as a business and/or paying some kind of taxation as proof of self employment.

Many self employed Thais do not register or pay taxes to Inland Revenue, but they do pay local taxes for signage and such as well as rent in many cases.

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14 hours ago, Sharp said:

...today we completed and sent 14 applications for friends and family of my girlfriend who do not have internet or no knowledge of 'how to do'... 

Ie illiterate.

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6 minutes ago, tominbkk said:

Ie illiterate.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

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18 hours ago, Guderian said:

She also does odd jobs in Laem Chabang, for the last two weeks she's been tidying up the garden of a Thai neighbour up there for a few hours a day. I guess the best description of her current status is 'freelancer'

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2 hours ago, Tanoshi said:

I disagree.

There will be some kind of criteria to establish the genuine self employed from the unemployed, housewives etc. It is not a free state hand out to everyone claiming to be self employed and trying to game the system.

I suspect those eligible to receive the payments will be either registered as a business and/or paying some kind of taxation as proof of self employment.

Many self employed Thais do not register or pay taxes to Inland Revenue, but they do pay local taxes for signage and such as well as rent in many cases.

Yes, they must have criteria, but what are they? This is a statement of who is covered from this post

 

"The Finance Ministry has assured every unemployed worker, freelance and non-permanent employee Bt5,000 cash every month for three months. "

 

I don't know under the Thai rules what term would cover the GF's part-time working, maybe she's a non-permanent employee of mine? But as far as the above statement is concerned I can see no reason why she wouldn't be covered.

 

She's mentioned several times that she doesn't have a "poor card", or at least that's how Google translates it (we're communicating via FB Messenger), and so isn't eligible, does anybody know what she's referring to there? 

 

The government website also clearly says that the money is intended for employees in the entertainment industry who have lost their jobs as it has been closed down by order of the authorities, in other words, low-paid service staff who do not usually pay any tax. The typical service lady in a bar beer in Pattaya earns a salary of around 4,000 Baht/month, which isn't enough to start paying income tax here even if she wanted to. And she certainly doesn't pay any taxes in the form of licences or signage.

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