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Results for Social Benefit Scheme

Sunday 1 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a Press Release on Friday June 29, the Ministry of Finance and National Planning stated that during times of economic slowdown it remained the responsibility of government to protect the livelihood of its most vulnerable people. The Prime Minister told parliament that government is proposing a $1.6 million Social Benefits Scheme for the Elderly to be implemented on 1 September 2012, which is based on monthly stipend of about $65 pa'anga for 2,082 eligible people as reported in the 2006 Census.
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