Supporting Employees with Transfer of Cash (SET Cash)
The SET Cash or the Supporting Employees with Transfer of cash programme a grant from the Govermnet of Jamaica’s CARE Programme will provide temporary cash transfers To individuals. The SET Cash proramme must be verified that they lost their employment on or after March 10 2020. The date of the fist COVID case in Jamaica.
Individuals would be able to apply beginning April 9, 2020 via the www.wecare.giovi.jm portal on a computer or mobile phone. In addition to other necessary data, applicants will be required to provide the name, address, TRN common name of employer comma the date they were laid off or terminated comma and to certify that their taxable income is less than or equal to 1.5 Million per annum.
Applicants will qualify for a SET Cash Grant if they, Were employed prior to March 10 and statutory deductions were paid on their behalf.
Were laid off or terminated after March 10 and before June 30. Evidence of this will be required in the form of a P45 form uploaded by your employer with the names on tax taxable incomes of all persons temporarily laid off or terminated.
Add taxable income less than or equal to 1.5 M perunnal as verified by RAIS tax administration system.
Benefits of SET Cash
individuals who apply and qualify will receive $9000 per fortnight come on paid monthly from the month of their application through June 2020. Applies in April qualifiers can therefore receive a grant of up to 54,000 spread equally over the month of April, May and June.
About The CARE Programme
Programme is a temporary cash transfer programme to individuals and businesses to cushion the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The CARE Programme represents the Jamaican society coming together to assist those who are most affected by the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and to put us in the best position to recover and to be stronger than we were before the crisis.
The systems to deliver a targeted intervention of this scale, in the required time frame, do not exist and have to be built from scratch. A multidisciplinary team from the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, the Accountant General’s Department, Tax Administration Jamaica and eGov Jamaica Limited have been working around the clock to build the required infrastructure.
As much as is possible, applications to the CARE Programme will be electronic and the online platform will open on April 9, 2020. In addition, those with questions will be able to call the helpline 888-4WE-CARE (888-493-2273).
The CARE Programme is broad in scope with benefits for a wide range of individuals and businesses who are likely to be affected. In addition, there is a Compassionate Grant that anyone can apply for providing that they are not otherwise benefiting from the CARE Programme. Even then, it will not be possible for the CARE Programme to reach everyone and the Government cannot do it alone. This is a time where all of us, citizens of Jamaica, need to be our “brother’s and sister’s keeper”.
Let us pull together, rally around and support each other and show that WE CARE.