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Government Launches Belize Covid-19 Cash Transfer Program

Government has announced that the Belize Covid-19 Cash Transfer Program (BCCAT) will be launched tomorrow. 

Government has announced that the Belize Covid-19 Cash Transfer Program (BCCAT) will be launched tomorrow.  In a release sent out today, it was explained that the program will provide supplementary short-term emergency cash to 21,500 households that have not qualified for other social assistance schemes. Beneficiaries will receive three payments of $300 every two months for a six-month period.  If you are one of those persons who applied you will have to be patient as the program will be carried out in 8 phases.  According to the Ministry of Human Development they have received sixty thousand applications over the last seven months.  Those who are successful in their applications will be notified through a text message.  They will also be informed of the dates they are to expect the cash assistance.