Full-time workers who lost their job because of the economic impact of COVID-19 will now be eligible for tax-free weekly payments of almost $500 a week for a period of 12 weeks.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said on Monday the package is expected to cost the Government about $570 million.
Those normally working 30 hours or more a week who lost their job because of COVID-19 will receive $490 a week, while part-time workers in the same position will receive $250 a week.
- Income Relief Payment: Tax-free weekly payments of almost $500 announced for workers laid off due to COVID-19
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