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COVID grant applications reopen for persons with disabilities

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Photo: Heather H.

The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) encourages people to register under the COVID-19 Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE) Programme to apply for financial support who have not yet benefited.

This is an extension of the initiative that started in June 2020 and targets persons with disabilities, to cushion the economic impact of COVID-19.

“The decision to extend the application period was taken to ensure that every person who is registered with the Council benefits from this one-off grant,” said Dr. Christine Hendricks, Executive Director of the JCPD.

Therefore, she is imploring parents and caregivers of persons with disabilities to encourage them to apply or sign up for the benefit on their behalf.

Hendricks pointed out that the grant is available to persons with disabilities, aged zero and upwards, who are unemployed or not formally employed. Individuals who have already benefited under the Government CARE Programme should not apply.

Applications may be completed online at, or persons may visit the JCPD. To apply, individuals should possess a valid Tax Registration Number (TRN). Children with disabilities should have a valid TRN or birth certificate.

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