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More than 76,000 people eligible to receive the “Bolsa da Mãe” subsidy

More than 76,000 people eligible to receive the “Bolsa da Mãe” subsidy

The Minister of Social Solidarity and Inclusion, Verónica das Dores/Image Tatoli/Egas Cristovão

DILI, 17 november 2023 (TATOLI) – Ministry of Social Solidarity and Inclusion (MoSSI) reported 76,094 people are eligible to receive the government’s Conditional “Bolsa da Mãe” subsidy.

The Minister of Social Solidarity and Inclusion, Verónica das Dores, said that the payment would be made by the Commercial Bank of Timor-Leste (BNCTL) from 15 november to 20 december 2023.

“We have just received a letter from the BNCTL regarding the payment of the subsidy to beneficiaries, which began on 15 november for beneficiaries under the age of 17. These beneficiaries include people with disabilities,” said the Minister.

She said that payment is made in all the municipalities, including RAEOA.

The 76,094 beneficiaries are made up of 8,946 people from Dili, 6,920 from Baucau, 7,503 from Bobonaro, 5,483 from Ainaro, 5,419 from Covalima, 4,453 from Aileu, 5,836 from Ermera, 5,664 from Lautem, 5,536 from Liquica, 4,302 from Manatuto, 5,333 from Manufahi, 4,813 from Viqueque and 6,076 from RAEOA.

More than US$4.5 million will be paid out to beneficiaries, according to Minister Veronica.

 

Journalist: Jose Belarmino de Sá

Editor: Filomeno Martins 

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