Manitoba to Issue $200 One Time Payment to Low-Income Disabled Persons

The Manitoba government is sending out another round of $200 cheques to help people deal with the economic consequences of COVID-19.

Premier Brian Pallister says this time the one-time payments will go to people living with disabilities and who are on social assistance.

Pallister says the money will help cover extra costs, such as food and prescription drug delivery, during the pandemic.

The Progressive Conservative government has already issued $200 cheques to seniors, regardless of income, that were accompanied by a letter signed by the premier.

Pallister says the new cheques, to be mailed in June, will also come with a letter signed by him.

He says it’s not a political move, because the next election is three years away.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 26, 2020


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