(CMR) Senior citizens, seafarers, and people living with disabilities are to receive an additional $250 for the holiday season following a recent approval by Cabinet.
The Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development (MIISD) announced that the holiday season payment will be given to those who receive long-term financial assistance through the Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) and recipients of the Seafarers and Veterans Ex-Gratia Benefit.
This timely additional payment aims to provide support to vulnerable groups, including those persons living with permanent disabilities, older persons, veterans and seafarers, during the holiday season.
Highlighting the government's efforts to enhance the well-being of Caymanians and create a more inclusive and supportive society, Deputy Premier Hon. André Ebanks, Minister for Investment, Innovation, and Social Development, affirmed, “This holiday season payment, coupled with the stipend increase in August, signifies our government’s commitment to bettering the lives of our fellow Caymanians.”
“Acknowledging the distinct challenges faced by permanently disabled individuals and recognizing the invaluable contributions of older persons, veterans and seafarers to the Cayman Islands, we aim to ensure that everyone in our community feels valued and supported this holiday season. This payment serves as a tangible expression of that commitment,” the Deputy Premier added.
Recipients of the holiday season payment will receive the additional support the week of 11 December, in time to help make their holiday season a little brighter.