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Big crowds gather to appeal right to Bt5,000 payments

By THE NATION

 

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Phiphat Ekphaphan

 

Hundreds of Phitsanulok residents crowded the townhall on Monday (April 20) to appeal their right to receive the government’s Bt5,000 relief payments.

 

Governor Phiphat Ekphaphan set up service points at the townhall for three days through Wednesday, to enable people whose applications for the monthly payments to relieve the Covid-19 impact were rejected.

 

Numerous applicants were denied the payments because the online screening process misidentified their occupations. Only certain occupations are eligible for the Bt5,000 monthly relief.

 

The government has allowed people to appeal their right to the payments this week. On April 14, the finance minister’s secretary Thanakorn Wangboonkongchan said that the website https://www.เราไม่ทิ้งกัน.com/ (“We Do Not Leave Anyone Behind”) will add a “make an appeal” button for rejected registrants to file a case for the Finance Ministry’s consideration.

 

In Phitsanulok, 20 tables of officials have been set up to help people appeal, and also to make an application if they have not registered before.

 

On Monday morning, around 300 to 400 citizens visited the townhall. Most were working-age people, but seniors were also witnessed queuing up for the service. Many said the application screening had wrongly identified their occupations, and they were not confident that the appeal process would be successful.

 

The relief-payments scheme is offering eligible citizens Bt5,000 per month for three months. To be eligible, candidates must be Thai nationals aged over 18, be self-employed, freelance or non-permanent employees who are not insured under the social security system.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30386409

 

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It's obvious to me many people were applying that were NOT eligible so therefore making it it a problem for those that are, it's not the Govt's fault it's greedy people. 

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True, I know families in my village that have made blanket applications in the hope that at least one works.

Greed, pure and simple.

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1 hour ago, YetAnother said:

monstrous government screwup; illustrates what kind of a government we have here

they didn't want to pay it - in the PM's own words - "They cannot afford it" or don't feel it is a worthy cause lol, I know what they regard as a worthy cause  

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3 hours ago, YetAnother said:

monstrous government screwup; illustrates what kind of a government we have here

Normal for this Government to screw everything it touches apart from siphoning of funds for the most 'Important People' !

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16 hours ago, Canuck1966 said:

The guy in the photo doesn't seem to have ever missed a meal

I prefer to look upon him as.....proactive.🙂

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

(“We Do Not Leave Anyone Behind”) will add a “make an appeal” button for rejected registrants to file a case for the Finance Ministry’s consideration.

We will make an appeal button for all those we DID leave behind!!!!

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Is 5,000 baht decent sum of money to save someone's lost face?  

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Hundreds of Phitsanulok residents crowded the town hall 

 

So much for social distancing - and did they fine the gaffer for not wearing a mask?

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20 hours ago, EvetsKram said:

My wife was refused,  she has a small hair salon and obviously was forced to close.  So just who qualifies if not her? 

Not sure but Is your wife's salon a listed business.

 

To be eligible, candidates must be Thai nationals aged over 18, be self-employed, freelance or non-permanent employees who are not insured under the social security system.

 

My wife is self employed and registered as such and pays taxes, so she got the 5,000.

My wife's sister rents a cafe/restaurant and it self employed but didn't register as such so was refused.

 

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22 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

It's obvious to me many people were applying that were NOT eligible so therefore making it it a problem for those that are, it's not the Govt's fault it's greedy people. 

Dont You go telling the true reason, it upsets the Thai Bashers.

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