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Cabinet Approves Pension Increases

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, informed the House of Representatives yesterday (Oct. 7), that Cabinet has approved increases in pension to Government pensioners, including widows/widowers and dependents, with effect from July 1, 2008.This, he said, is in keeping with Cabinet’s decision on July 8, 1991 in which it was agreed that Government pensioners should be given annual increases to minimise the effect of increases in the cost of living.Mr. Shaw also stated that for the 2008/09 fiscal year, an amount of $450 million has been provided for pension increases to apply to pensioners who were: in retirement for not less than 2 and a half years as at the 1st of July 2008; at least 55 years of age as at 1st of July 2008; retirement on the grounds of ill health regardless of age and widows/widowers and dependents in receipt of pension prior to July 1, 2008.The increases have been applied as follows: $24,000 per annum ($2,080 per month) for pensioners receiving under $20,000 a month; $22,800 per annum ($1,900 per month) for pensioners receiving $20,000 to $29,999 a month; $20,400 per annum ($1,700 a month) for pensioners receiving $30,000 to $39,999 a month; $15,000 per annum ($1,250 per month) for pensioners receiving $40,000 to $49,999 a month; $9,000 per annum ($750 per month) for pensioners receiving $50,000 to $74,999 per month; $7,200 per annum ($600 a month) for pensioners receiving $75,000 and over a month; $14,000 per annum ($1,200 per month) for widows and widowers and $9,000 per annum ($750 per month) for dependents.The minimum pensions for persons aged 55 years and over and for those pensioners who retired due to ill-health have been increased as follows: persons with service of between 10 and 20 years from $72,000 a year up to $96,000 a year and persons with service of 20 or more years from $120,000 a year up to $144,000 a year.Mr. Shaw also announced that there would be a special adjustment for pensioners who retired prior to 1st January, 1995 and are receiving less than $50,000 per month.He also added that 21,158 of the 24,290 pensioners paid by the Accountant General (approximately 86 per cent), will benefit from the increases.“Pensioners paid by other agencies covered by the Government Pension Plan, will also benefit from the increase,” Mr. Shaw stated.Payment of the increases granted is expected to be effected in November 2008, in respect of those pensioners for which the Accountant General has responsibility. RelatedCabinet Approves Pension Increases RelatedCabinet Approves Pension Increases RelatedCabinet Approves Pension Increasescenter_img Cabinet Approves Pension Increases UncategorizedOctober 9, 2008 Advertisementslast_img read more

Public Health Connects Businesses to Mobile Vaccinations

first_imgHomeBriefsPublic Health Connects Businesses to Mobile Vaccinations May. 20, 2021 at 1:00 pmBriefsNewsPublic Health Connects Businesses to Mobile VaccinationsGuest Author3 weeks agobriefsNews The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 16 new deaths and 255 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 16 new deaths reported today, six people that passed away were over the age of 80, five people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, four people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 29.To date, Public Health identified 1,237,899 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,117 deaths. There are 352 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 22% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for nearly 6,662,000 individuals with 17% of people testing positive. Today’s daily test positivity rate is 0.5%.Masking and distancing requirements remain in L.A. County. With the majority of County residents still unvaccinated and more opportunities for intermingling, businesses must continue to adhere to workplace protocols that require infection control, occupancy limits, distancing, masking, and appropriate PPE that protect employees, customers and residents from COVID-19. Businesses must also complete and implement their safety protocols and post them or a copy of their Los Angeles County COVID-19 Compliance Program certificate.Public Health’s compliance team continues to visit businesses across the County every day. Inspectors provide education, technical assistance, identify violations, and may issue citations for businesses out of compliance. From May 13 to May 16, a total of seven citations were issued to restaurants for noncompliance with Health Officer Orders. Non-compliance and dangerous conditions at businesses can be reported to Public Health by phone at 888-700-9995 or online at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov . These tips can be submitted anonymously.Public Health is connecting businesses and workplaces needing vaccinations to County mobile units and vaccination partners throughout the community. Employers are encouraged to fill out the COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Team Interest Form to express interest in having a mobile vaccine unit come out to your business or workplace to provide vaccines to groups of employees. The form can be found on www.VaccinateLACounty.com.“We send our deepest condolences to the many people across our County mourning a family member or friend who has passed away due to COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Almost everyone getting infected, being hospitalized or dying from COVID-19 these past few weeks, is not fully vaccinated. If you are already vaccinated, please do your part to help those around you that are not yet vaccinated, feel confident that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and work. Every vaccinated person can be an influencer – and by sharing your story, you can make a difference and even save a life.”COVID-19 vaccinations are available at County-run sites and many community sites without an appointment. Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. For now, only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for children, so make sure to go to a site that administers the Pfizer vaccine for children and teens. Teens 12 to 17 years old need to be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.To find a vaccination site near you, to make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more, visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish). If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.County Reopening Protocols, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Roadmap to Recovery, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.Submitted by Public HealthTags :briefsNewsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLibraryWoman arrested for firing a gun during argumentYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press8 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson15 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter15 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor15 hours agolast_img read more