FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert estimated there were approximately 1,500 active users on the ministry’s online Salary Relief Grant (SRG) application portal at any one time during the day, when it was launched on Wednesday..
In a tweet, Imbert said, “By 5 pm today, on the first day that we launched our online Salary Relief Grant application portal at the MOF (Ministry of Finance) for May 2021, we had registered almost 40,000 visitors to the portal, with as many as 1,500 active users online at various times in the day.”
He added, “Our Salary Relief Grant Application Portal (https://portal.finance.gov.tt) for May 2021 is up and running at the MOF. By 8.30 am this morning, there were already 1,009 active users on the site. Because of our covid19 situation, this has been designed as a fully digital/online portal.”
The ministry said applicants who do not own or have access to a computer can ask their MP or local government councillor for assistance.
At a news conference earlier this month, Imbert said grants would be given to those who lost employment at the start of the month as a result of the new covid19 restrictions.
These grants are the SRG and the Income Salary Relief Grant (ISG). The latter is being provided by the Social Development and Family Services Ministry.