Welfare card holders to get 500 baht for three months for food and necessities

About 14 million state welfare card holders will be given a 500 baht monthly allowance for three months, beginning in October, to buy food and other necessities at Thong Fah (Blue Flag) shops, said Mr. Lawan Saengsanit, Director of the Fiscal Policy Office, on Tuesday.

He said that this welfare scheme will cost the taxpayer about 21 billion baht.

He also said that the Cabinet has approved a 30 billion baht stimulus package, under which about 10 million Thai nationals, who are at least 18 years old, will each receive 3,000 baht for three months, beginning in October, so they can spend 150 baht per day on food, drinks or other products at half of the price, with the other half being born by the tax payer.

This stimulus is intended to help

Thai Government to roll out another stimulus package to help retail sector

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved a new 45 billion baht stimulus package, for distribution to 15 million Thai adults to spend with independent vendors, small retailers, convenience stores and shopping malls.

The 15 million people will each receive 3,000 baht, to be spent within three months to buy food or other necessities from outlets which have registered to join the programme.

The customers will, however, pay half the price of the products or services out of their own pockets, with the balance being met by the state. Spending will be capped at between 100-250 baht per head per day.

Mr. Danucha Pichayanant, Deputy Secretary-General of the National Economic and Social Development Board, said today

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