Province Moving Quickly on Disaster Assistance Claims

first_img The province is moving quickly to ensure that those whoselivelihoods were placed in jeopardy as a result of Hurricane Juanare receiving needed financial assistance. Over the weekend, the first cheques were issued to fishersneeding financial assistance. In all, 11 cheques totalling$108,825 have already been issued to fishers who suffereduninsurable damage to their wharves, bait and gear. Since noon on Friday, Oct. 24, 15 more applications have beenreceived from fishers for immediate assistance. These claims willbe processed in the same expedient manner. “Last Monday, when the expanded Disaster Financial Assistanceprogram was announced, our government made a commitment toprovide assistance swiftly,” said Ernest Fage, Ministerresponsible for the Emergency Measures Act. “With the delivery ofthese first cheques, we are honouring that commitment to thoseNova Scotians who are in greatest need.” To date, 62 applications have been received under the DisasterFinancial Assistance Arrangement. This includes applications fromfarmers, fishers, woodlot owners, small businesses andindividuals. Applications for assistance under this program are available atdesignated provincial and municipal locations. The deadline forsubmissions is Friday, Nov. 21. Individuals with inquiries related to the disaster financialassistance program, or those wanting to know the designated sitesfor applications, can call the province’s public information lineat 1-800-670-4357 (902-424-5200 in the Halifax RegionalMunicipality). EMERGENCY MEASURES ORGANIZATION–Province Moving Quickly onDisaster Assistance Claimslast_img

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