Government is urging banks and businesses to honor welfare cheques even if they are offered earlier than the due date.
It says this is in an effort to assist the most vulnerable individuals and families in coping with the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 panmdemic.
Government is asking banks, supermarkets and other commercial establishments to honour all Welfare 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.