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In Work Benefit & Carer’s Grant Payment Issued By This Week

In Work Benefit & Carer’s Grant Payment Issued By This Week
Apr 2 2024 Share

By the end of this week, the first installments of the In-Work Benefit and the Carer’s Grant for the current year will be distributed. This follows the recent disbursements of the Carers Allowance and the Carers Supplement. Minister for Social Policy and Children’s Rights, Michael Falzon, made this announcement.

The initial three-month payment of the In-Work Benefit, covering January to March 2024, will reach over 23,262 recipients, totaling almost €3.5 million for the first quarter. Among these recipients, 1,023 will receive letters to provide their IBAN numbers for payment processing, as they are new beneficiaries.

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The In-Work Benefit payment will also include the promised €50 increase per child annually, as outlined in the Budget 2024. Minister Falzon emphasizes that this increase complements the existing In-Work Benefit threshold, extending support to more families. He underscores the significance of social investment in these four benefits, totaling nearly €8.2 million and benefiting 25,324 families.

Additionally, another payment scheduled for this week is the Carer’s Grant, provided to parents unable to work due to caring for a disabled child over 16, who qualifies for Severe Disability Assistance. Permanent Secretary Mark Musu explains that this benefit, which initially began at €300, has now risen to almost €5,000 annually, equivalent to half the minimum net wage.

Effective January 2024, reflecting the increase in the National Minimum Wage along with the COLA raise, the payment will total €4,997. Eligible recipients will receive €1,249.25 every three months. Furthermore, starting this year, Carer’s Grant beneficiaries will enjoy an annual increase of nearly €500. In total, there are 416 beneficiaries, with an investment of almost €520,000 for the first quarter.

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April 1st Reached Record Hot Temperatures At 31.8°C

April 1st Reached Record Hot Temperatures At 31.8°C
Apr 2 2024 Share

Taking to social media, Facebook page ‘It-Temp Madwarna’ showed how the 1st of April 2024 was the hottest day for that specific month on record – reaching a whopping 31.8°C at around 14:25hrs.

The page ensured everyone that this was not an April Fool’s joke as many thought this was the case.

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But the temperatures did indeed climb to 12°C higher that the seasonal average.

Before yesterday, the highest April temperature was recorded back in April 9th of 1985 at 30.7°C. Temperatures are expected to drop by 10°C from today, April 2nd.

The scorching temperatures were attributed to a lack of wind (which usually cools the air due to colder seas) and a very low humidity.

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Liquorish Takes Contestants To Cambodia In Surprise Twist

Liquorish Takes Contestants To Cambodia In Surprise Twist
Apr 2 2024 Share

In a surprise twist, Liquorish All Stars contestants who thought were gearing up for Malaysia were forced to face the real adventure in the enchanting landscapes of Cambodia.

The 20 participants have all experienced the Liquorish adventure, but will still have to adapt to the new journey and attempt to win public support.

Guru, Pawla, Chris, Brunella, Aneliese, Il-Haxwex, Steve, Fredrick, Moira and Chanelle will have a lot on their plate to deal with this season!

Who are you rooting for?

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World Autism Awareness Day 2024 Celebrated Today

Apr 2 2024 Share

Every year on the 2nd of April, World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated in order to empower and help autistic people all around the world try to lead a good life and raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders.

This year the theme of World Autism Awareness Day is ‘Empowering Autistic Voices’ with the aim to provide even more support and empowerment to the people with this condition.

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World Autism Awareness Day was established through a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 1, 2007. Its purpose is to enhance public awareness surrounding autism and to promote empowerment and acceptance of individuals with autism, acknowledging their valuable contributions to society.

On his Facebook, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Research and Innovation Keith Azzopardi Tanti posted a video of him meeting and playing with a young boy who happens to have autism. The boy’s name is Jacob and it is sure he enjoyed his time painting with the parliamentary secretary and even playing with a globe.

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