Government appeals to businesses to honour welfare cheques

In an effort to ensure that Barbados’ most vulnerable individuals and families are not left behind in their ability to cope with the restrictions that the fight to combat the spread of COVID-19 has imposed on the country, businesses are being asked to give special consideration to clients of the Welfare Department.

Government is asking banks, supermarkets and other commercial establishments to honour all Welfare Department cheques that are presented by its clients, even though they will be dated Friday, March 27, 2020.

These cheques would have been mailed to the recipients earlier this week, in accordance with the department’s usual schedule, but in light of the desire of these Barbadians to ensure their households are not further disadvantaged by the limitations COVID-19 has brought, Government is asking for this earlier than usual facilitation.

Clients of the Welfare Department are also reminded that cheques can also be cashed at post offices, which will also facilitate processing ahead of the March 27 date on them.

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