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400 000 applications vetted under the Temporary Unemployment Relief Scheme
     Among the 470 000 applications received under the Temporary Unemployment Relief Scheme, the vetting of 400 000 applications (comprising about 300 000 successful cases and 100 000 unsuccessful cases) has been completed. As for the remaining 70 000 applications, the Government-appointed agent is following up with the applicants, including requests for submission of supplementary information. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will start to receive notifications via SMS messages or emails. The major reasons for rejection include applicants still employed or having a job on the date of submitting the application; monthly income during the fourth quarter of 2021 not meeting the requirement of falling between $2,700 and $30,000; and unemployed or not being able to work at specified restricted premises for a continuous period of less than 30 days.
​​     A Government spokesman said that requests for review of the application results can be made via the enquiry hotline (183 6128) or by email (address: enquiry@tur.gov.hk). The Government-appointed agent will review the applications concerned and may require applicants to provide supplementary information if necessary. Upon review of all the information received, the Government-appointed agent will inform applicants of the final application result.
Ends/Friday, May 20, 2022
Issued at HKT 21:34
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