24 March 2020 – Provided direct cash payments to informal workers

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: Cabinet approved an expansion of social security payments to 3 million Thais not covered by the Social Security Fund, with a monthly grant of B5,000 until June 30, 2020.

The payments were part of the second phase of stimulus and targeted informal workers: temporary employees, contract employees and self-employed individuals not covered by the Social Security Fund.
Full details here: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1885640/cash-handouts-for-informal-workers