Qalipu First Nation wishes to advise Band members that funds under the COVID-19 Seniors Essential Travel Benefit have now been fully allocated. Processing of electronic funds transfer and checks is ongoing and successful applicants should continue to see their funds arrive within he coming weeks.
Please note, some applications that arrived in May will not be issued payment as funds were exhausted before all applications could be processed. These and any further applications that are received will be kept in the que and will be processed for payment should additional funds become available.
In total, $251,700 was processed for payment with the Seniors Essential Travel Benefit. The COVID-19 Support Team responded to approximately 6866 electronic requests for support, and close to 2500 phone inquiries.
The Band thanks all those who applied and looks forward to further opportunities to offer community support.