Ministry: False, duplicate claims being made for flood relief funds

The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services is advising that no further assessments or requests for assessments related to the flooding which took place during the period October 19th – 21st, 2018 will be considered after Thursday November 15, 2018.

The ministry says that during the course of conducting assessments, it has observed that false and duplicate claims have been submitted.

It says persons are hereby advised that attempts to make erroneous claims or defraud the government will be dealt with in the appropriate manner.

The ministry says it anticipates that all payments for valid applications received to date will be made by Wednesday November 21st 2018.

Persons who have already been assessed will be contacted individually by the ministry in order to collect their cheques.

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