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9 Out of 10 Receive Relief Payouts in 12 Days

Written: 2021-09-18 13:05:43Updated: 2021-09-18 13:29:32

9 Out of 10 Receive Relief Payouts in 12 Days

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Nine out of ten people eligible for COVID-19 relief payouts have received the money in the 12 days since the roll out began.

The Interior and Safety Ministry said Saturday that nearly 39 million people have applied and some nine-point-seven trillion won has been paid out through Friday.

This amounts to 90 percent of all eligible recipients.

The great majority of 76 percent received the funds through their credit or check cards, while 16 percent received gift certificates and eight percent opted for prepaid cards.

The latest round of emergency aid is 250-thousand won per person for the bottom 88 percent income earners.

Around 298-thousand claims have been filed so far from those not included in this bracket. Most of them cite changes to their health insurance premium or composition of family members. 

Applications are still being received at banks or community service centers.

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