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 10 months (April 2020 – December 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
October 2020 31 December 2020
November 2020 31 December 2020
December 2020 10 January 2021 – 31 January 2021
JobCenter Portal


Data as at: 01 July 2021

No. Issued Value No. of Individuals Assisted
93,906 421 22,946