3rd batch of exceptional allowance allocated to irregular workers to be disbursed on August 16-20

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Sat, 15 Aug 2020 - 01:58 GMT

FILE – Egyptian money

FILE – Egyptian money

CAIRO – 15 August 2020: Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan announced Saturday that the disbursement of the third batch of the exceptional allowance allocated to irregular workers will take place on August 16-20.

 

The value of each batch per worker is LE500. The total number of eligible beneficiaries affected by job loss because of COVID-19 outbreak is 1.6 million, and the total sum of allowance allocated to irregular workers is LE2.4 billion. The first and second batches were disbursed in May and June, respectively.  

 

The third batch is worth more than LE800 million and will be disbursed through the ATM cards that were handed to the beneficiaries while getting the second batch. The beneficiary will be sent a confirmation message of the transfer 24 hours ahead on their mobile phones.

 

The beneficiaries will be able to cash out the allowance from the ATM machines of post offices and the Egyptian Agricultural Bank.  In order to prevent crowdedness, only 260,000 beneficiaries will receive the allowance per day.  

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