• Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:54
    Increased allowances for elderly in need proposed
    Some 3.5 million elderly Thais holding state welfare cards may see their old age allowance increased to a flat rate of Bt1,000 per month to help them better cope with rising living costs, Vice Minister for Finance Narumon Pinyosinwat said on Monday.
  • Fri, 10 Aug 2018 01:00
    VAT relief for welfare recipients backed
    A PROPOSAL to reimburse the holders of state welfare cards for the value-added tax (VAT) they make on purchases has won backing from a prominent think tank.
  • Thu, 02 Aug 2018 01:00
    App clicks for welfare recipients
    THE government yesterday kicked off the Thung Ngern Pracha Rat (Pracha Rat Money Bag) mobile application, which enables participating shops to use the service to accept payments for purchases by holders of state welfare cards.
  • Tue, 24 Jul 2018 01:00
    Banks to offer fee-free accounts for the poor, elderly
    COMMERCIAL and state-owned banks are joining forces to offer to fee-free basic bank accounts for holders of state welfare cards and senior citizens as part of a drive for sustainable banking being promoted by the Bank of Thailand (BOT).
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:00
    The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) board yesterday resolved to provide free broadband internet services to the holders of state welfare cards living in 3,920 remote villages under the watchdog's project to expand cellular and broadband to remote areas.
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:51
    Hitch with ‘free’ fares as stations lack welfare-card readers
    As universal free bus and train services ended on Wednesday, many residents in Si Sa Ket complained that they could not use their state welfare cards at smaller train stations.
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:21
    Free bus, train services replaced with welfare-card system
    The government on Wednesday terminated the universal free bus and train services and replaced them with the use of state welfare cards for the poor to buy tickets.
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