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Only 1.68 million of over 24m applicants qualify for first instalment of handouts

By The Nation

 

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Lavaron Sangsnit

 

Only 1.68 million of the more than 24 million who applied for government cash handouts to help people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak were found to be eligible, the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) said.

 

FPO director-general and Ministry of Finance spokesperson Lavaron Sangsnit said that of 24.28 million applicants who had registered for cash handouts of Bt5,000 per month through the website www.เราไม่ทิ้งกัน.com, only 1.68 million met the criteria to receive the first instalment of the handouts.

 

The 1.68 million applicants eligible to receive cash handout can be divided into eight career groups:

 

Merchants: Of 6.3 million applicants, 600,000 people met the criteria.

 

Empolyees: Of 11.7 million applicants, 400,000 people met the criteria.

 

Employers: Of 1.9 million applicants, 400,000 people met the criteria.

 

Drivers: Of 300,000 applicants, 100,000 people met the criteria.

 

Freelancers: Of 1.7 million applicants, 100,000 people met the criteria.

 

Lottery ticket sellers: Of 200,000 applicants, 20,000 people met the criteria.

 

Tourist guides: Of 30,000 applicants, 10,000 people met the criteria.

 

Online merchants: 2.1 million applicants were disqualified.

 

Lavaron said to applicants who had not received the first batch of cash handouts that the screening process was not complete yet.

 

“The remedies do not cover online merchants because the government has not closed any online firms or stores,” he said.

 

“Meanwhile, transportation and logistics firms still operate normally, so it is not considered to be affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.”

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385683

 

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Never know if you don't have a go, right? 🙄

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6 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

Never know if you don't have a go, right? 🙄

You can just imagine, people never paid a penny tax, families registering in-laws that are imprisoned or been abroad for years..the list would be endless...but right, nothing ventured, nothing gained

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if you don't apply you will never know, a lot of them did try to bypass the system...only 2 possible answers Yes or No

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2 hours ago, smedly said:

a lot of people with no income now - what are they supposed to do

 

maybe train to be submariners - navy looking for crews

Nahh, won't work. Submarines are not known to be very effective to practice "social distancing" ;-D

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2 hours ago, smedly said:

a lot of people with no income now - what are they supposed to do

 

maybe train to be submariners - navy looking for crews

I believe they have been training for the last 50 (odd) years in preparation for the subs to finally arrive !

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17 minutes ago, fishtank said:

My Wife tells me of some woman on Facebook bragging about her payment she received and was not entitled to.

 

So some people have actually received money already?   May I ask how long it took from application date until the money arrived in the bank account?

 

 

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And yes, I agree with many other posters.   A lot of the very people who would need it the most are likely being disqualified.   Perhaps someone from the top could wave a wand and just push the payments through.   The money has already been earmarked.    So what could possibly disqualify these people?   are they making "too much" money?

 

Things will start getting ugly.

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