The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) wishes to remind the public that, effective January 2018, monthly Permanent Financial Assistance (Poor Relief) has increased from $550 to $650. However, in an effort to maintain accurate and current records, persons receiving this benefit are subject to periodic re-assessments. Therefore, persons not assessed since 1 July 2015 must be re-assessed in order to continue to receive this service.
To start the re-assessment process, persons are required to update their information by completing a form which can be obtained in the following ways:
■ in person at one of the NAU locations:
- Grand Cayman – 1st Floor Aqua Mall, 55 South Church Street, George Town
- Cayman Brac – 23 Dennis Foster Road (Old Stake Bay House)
■ via email firstname.lastname@example.org,
■ via the www.nau.gov.ky website or
■ from your Department of Children and Family Services district Community Development Officer.
The form must be completed and returned to the NAU, along with all supporting documentation listed on the form, on or before Friday, 30 March 2018. Once all necessary paperwork is received an appointment will be scheduled as necessary. Please note that failure to comply by this deadline will result in payments initially being placed on hold.
If necessary, a grace period to provide required information may then be extended until Friday, 1 June 2018. Failure to comply with the final June deadline will result in the benefit being terminated.
The NAU does not wish for anyone to be disadvantaged by this process and is working diligently to ensure that all eligible persons continue to receive Permanent Financial Assistance. All persons who have any questions or concerns are urged to contact the NAU office immediately on 946-0024 in Grand Cayman or on 948-8748 in Cayman Brac.
For further information contact: Elphina Jones