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EC$36.6 Million Paid Out in Severance Pay

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in St. Kitts and Nevis, the number of claims submitted for 2020 is 2,295.

The statement was made by Minister of Labour, Wendy Phipps, during an Emergency Sitting of the National Assembly on Monday, June 28, 2021.

Phipps also indicated that EC$36.6 million in severance payments were paid out to honour 2,295 claims filed in 2020 by persons made redundant as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As of today’s date, this government has paid out in total $36,641,166.81”.

Phipps elaborated the breakdown of the 2020 claims.

“As of today’s date, Monday, the 28th of June, 2021, the total number of severance claims received was 2,295… The total number of severance payment claims pending from 2020 is 20 claims. The total number of claims being processed at this particular time is 26… The total number of claims processed to date is 2,324, against 2,429 that were received. The total number of claims, therefore, that has been paid out to date [is] 2,295 claims, and the total number of claims awaiting payment [is] 29.”

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