Review of cash handout applications ‘to be finished by early May’


The Ministry of Finance has dispatched officials to review the applications of people who had re-submitted their cases to receive the Bt5,000 monthly cash handout. 

The review should be completed by the beginning of May this year, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, secretary to the Finance Minister, said on Saturday (April 25). 

He said that he had received a report from officials that the survey to verify people’s qualifications in every province was going smoothly as most people had already prepared additional papers. 

“Of the 10.6 million people whose applications have been turned down as not meeting the criteria, almost 3 million people have submitted requests to review their eligibility,” he said. 

He added that he would like to express my gratitude to officials from various authorities for their efforts to help people who have suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic. 

“According to the report, officials and individuals are strictly adhering to the Public Health Ministry’s recommendations, such as using social distancing, to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” he added. 

“Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana has pledged to relieve the burden of people, expecting the review to be completed by the beginning of May. 

“In addition, the Finance Minister has instructed state bank executives to monitor the inspection as well,” Thanakorn said.