Tens of thousands of Bt5,000 relief payments still unclaimed
About 56,000 people eligible for the government’s Bt5,000 relief payments have still not applied ahead of the scheme’s expiry on September 30, according to the Finance Ministry.
Ministry spokesman Lavaron Sangsnit said 15.3 million people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic had received the payments but issues with electronic banking, including unactivated PromptPay accounts, meant others had missed out.
The ministry will continue transferring payments until September 30, the deadline approved by the Cabinet on August 18.
People can check whether they are eligible for the payment at the website www.เราไม่ทิ้งกัน.com and then contact any bank to help resolve the issue. They are also advised to activate a PromptPay account with their ID numbers before September 28.
The government plans to borrow Bt1 trillion for its Covid-19 economic stimulus scheme. So far it has borrowed Bt330 billion.