Premier Brian Pallister has announced the province is issuing payments to over 78 thousand Manitobans as part of a 120 million dollar federal provincial Risk Recognition Program. He said eligible recipients will be notified by email with a direct deposit in their bank account this week. He explained the deposit will amount to 1377 dollars and if you do the math you would note that takes into account a ten percent withhold of tax since the payment is taxable income under federal rules. He added payments will be going to more than 44 thousand workers in retail and lodging, 27 thousand workers in health care and approximately 9 thousand workers in social services and again they say thank you to all those workers.
The province based eligibility criteria on recommendations it received during extensive consultations with business and union representatives.