Cyprus Mail

2,500 applications for GMI received by labour ministry

Around 2,500 applications for the Guraranteed Minimum Income (GMI) have been received in the past few months, most involving people who have applied at least once before and have been rejected, the ministry of labour announced on Tuesday.

They were refused because they didn’t meet the criteria of the legislation for receiving the money, the ministry said.

The statement was issued after it was reported earlier in the day that the number exceeded 6,000.

According to the announcement, “requests for GMI, prior to their approval or rejection, are subject to thorough scrutiny under the legislation, with particular emphasis on integrating all job-seekers into the labour market.

“Therefore, when examining applications submitted by unemployed people who are capable of working, priority should be given to finding and referring those persons to suitable jobs before a further examination of the application for providing them with the GMI.”

The labour ministry said the application procedure was made after consulting the internal audit service and the ministry is continuing to cooperate with the service aiming to improve the procedures.

“Many of the proposed amendments have already been implemented,” the announcement concluded.

Related posts

Coronavirus: Cyprus has tested 12 per cent of the population (Updated)

Nick Theodoulou

Coronavirus: GC man finally laid to rest in native Ayia Triada 20 days after passing

Staff Reporter

Coronavirus: boats allowed back in business, horse racing too but no spectators   

Evie Andreou

Coronavirus: two new cases, ‘particularly optimistic’ picture, experts say (Updated)

Staff Reporter

Coronavirus: doctors told closely monitor use of chloroquine for Covid if patients have heart issues

Evie Andreou

Man jailed for grievous bodily harm

Jonathan Shkurko