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People urged to apply for extended financial support

MERA payments now available until 25 April

People are being urged to apply for further financial support from a government scheme which have been extended.

The Manx Earnings Replacement Allowance (MERA) provides £230 per week to those who meet the criteria.

The reminder has been issued as, despite some Coronavirus restrictions lifting, many are unable to return to work.

MERA will now run for a further two weeks until Sunday, 25 April.

Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan says: "Anyone receiving MERA, who does not return to work on 6 April, should contact Social Security to confirm they are unable to do so and that they wish to claim MERA for the extended period."

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