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Social-assistance cheques delayed

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WINNIPEG - Some provincial social-assistance cheques have been delayed this month because of a technical glitch, the government said this afternoon.

The province said the technical problems occurred following computer maintenance work. The problem has been fixed but several different payments will be delayed.

The Family Services and Consumer Affairs Department said the disruption affects benefits for such programs as:

  • employment and income assistance (EIA),
  • supported living,
  • children’s special services,
  • 55 PLUS,
  • Manitoba shelter,
  • Manitoba child benefits, and
  • child-welfare foster-parent payments.

Contingency plans are in place to process EIA cheques at local offices and have them mailed out or made available for pickup by clients, the province said in a press release. Some people who receive payments through direct deposit will instead get them in the mail.

Those who regularly pick up cheques at local EIA offices are not affected.

The province said those who need immediate help should contact their case worker or resource co-ordinator or phone 945-8080 (1-877-655-0502 outside of Winnipeg).

Emergency help will be made available to employment and income-assistance recipients on a case-by-case basis, the province said.

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