9,000 people have received unemployment benefits total $32 million in Bermuda
This week, Bermuda's Minister of Finance, The Hon. Curtis L. Dickinson, JP MP, authorized unemployment benefit payments to 7,780 people, for a total of $9,210,000. They will now have paid benefits to over 9,000 people for a total cost of approximately $32 million.
Further payments are expected to continue on a bi-weekly schedule, which means another payment in two weeks on Friday, June 12.
The ministry of finance continues to make progress to resolve problem applications, and this week 640 applicants were for the first time.
"Last week I advised that over 1,400 people had notified the Department of Workforce Development of their planned return to work. This number continues to grow as Bermuda enters its second week of Phase Two, and over 2,600 individuals who were previously receiving benefits, have now returned to work – up by more than 1,200 from last week", read the Minister's statement
"I want to reiterate that all individuals and companies have a responsibility to notify the Government of your return to work to confirm your eligibility period.", he concluded.
Please visit www.bermudajobboard.bm, follow the link at the top for COVID-19 Unemployment Application, then the link at the top for the Back to Work form.