Income Support Allowance

Although the goal of the economic relief packages is to ensure job continuity for Maldivians, large-scale lay-offs and wage reductions have taken place. The Income Support Allowance has been rolled out to provide a safety-net to affected and displaced workers due to COVID-19.

The allowance will be paid out for 6 months (April 2020 – September 2020) to eligible individuals. Maldivians who

  • are currently unemployed
  • are on no pay leave
  • had their salary deducted
  • had their earnings affected (for self-employed/ freelance workers)

due to COVID-19 related reasons may be eligible for benefits up to MVR 5,000, contingent on having been employed up until 1st December 2019.

To apply, please report your employment situation, if affected by COVID-19, on the online form found on the JobCenter website. To submit an application on the JobCenter, each user is required to sign up for an eFaas account.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Allowance Form Submission Deadline
July 2020 15 September 2020
August 2020 30 September 2020
September 2020 1 September 2020 – 30 October 2020

Using eFaas (Dhivehi)

Using eFaas (English)

Applying for Income Support (Dhivehi)

Applying for Income Support (English)


Data as at: 26 November 2020

No. Issued
143.8 million MVR
No. of Individuals Assisted

Individuals & Households

Business Enterprises

Government Finances

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