Jamaica Compassionate grant application Form (Requirements)

Update: There is no new COVID-19 grant currently running. The Jamaican government has confirmed to not click on any link that has been sent claiming the new compassionate program is opening up for a new grant. If there is any further notification, it will be directly available on their official site.

What is www.wecare.gov.jm compassionate grant?

The Jamaican Government is going to offer Conditional Cash Transfers for the Vaccinated Grant beginning from July 15, 2021, for people who are above 60 years of age and are completely vaccinated as per government records. Those who can prove that they are fully vaccinated through the Ministry of Health and Wellness are eligible to receive an incentive of $10,000.

This was recently stated by the Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke to the House of Representatives. The program will be launched digitally via the COVID Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE) Programme platform.

How to apply for the compassionate grant?

Individuals need to log into the www.wecare.gov.jm site to apply for the incentive. 

There is no further application available currently.

www.wecare.gov.jm application

Application form requirements/eligibility for compassionate grant?  

Here are the requirements:

  • Applicants have to provide their first and last names.
  • They also have to provide their Tax Registration Number (TRN).
  • They must provide their government-issued identification and date of birth certificate.
  • Additionally, they have to give their mobile number.
  • Also, their email address would be needed.
  • They also have to disclose their vaccination number type and batch numbers.
  • They should give their preferred banking method (bank account or remittance agency).

How to www.wecare.gov.jm tracking application form online?

The applicants will be provided with a unique reference number and this can be used to track the progress of the application and to query further.

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How to get www.wecare.gov.jm application form for compassionate grant?

The applicants can apply for the grant at the wecare.gov website and then they will be assigned a unique reference number. This number will be used to track the application. People are not required to subscribe to any plans on the website. Also, applicants would receive all future communications via SMS or email. Applicants can also connect with the customer care team at 1-888-493-2273.

People who have not provided any bank account number or cannot collect the incentive amount physically will have to provide a signed letter, stamped, approved by the Justice of the Peace authorizing a third party to collect the amount on their behalf. The third person must also display valid identity proof.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is a compassionate program?

In Jamaica, COVID-19 was a difficult time and the government supported the needy by running a program for the needy groups of the population and the Jamaican government allocated a certain amount of funds for it. The funds distributed by the government during the difficult phases were not to be given back by the population.

Is the program still running?

The Jamaican government warned that the fraudulent messages doing rounds since the last half of 2021 are not true. No one should click on any link being sent with the messages that they last issued in a statement.

What are its Benefits

The application benefits include monetary incentives to fully vaccinated elderly people.

Conclusion

The compassionate program (www.wecare.gov.jm) application has stopped running and there is no such program being run by the Jamaican government. If anyone receives any message claiming the operation of the compassionate program must not click on the links that come tagged with the messages. The compassionate program is currently not issuing any funds and if it runs in the near future, the same will be intimated to people through the right government channels.

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