Remedy measures for people who missed out on NI High Street Scheme move forward
The Department for the Economy has begun to issue emails to all those potentially eligible for a remedy payment under the High Street Scheme.
Economy Minister Gordon Lyons recently agreed to issue a remedy payment to the following individuals to verified applicants who did not receive their Spend Local card before the Scheme closed; and applicants who faced problems activating/using their card and as a result had a balance of £10 or more at Scheme closure. Applications must be made before 5pm on Thursday March 31.
The Department for the Economy recently emailed individuals to inform them that they, or a person they applied on behalf of, may be eligible for a remedy payment under the High Street Scheme.
A further email providing a link to the remedy payment application portal is now being issued – the bulk of emails will be sent on Friday 18 March with the remainder issuing within the next couple of weeks.
Those who wish to apply for a remedy payment (either for themselves or on someone’s behalf) should click on the link contained within the email where they will then be asked a security question in order to access the application form. Those who confirm they meet the eligibility criteria will then be asked to provide bank/building society details.
The remedy payment will be paid into the nominated account before the end of April 2022. The remedy payment made will be equal to the balance remaining on the Spend Local card at scheme closure.
E-mails will issue from firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be submitted before 5pm on Thursday 31 March 2022. It will not be possible to process applications beyond this date.
Those who applied via the telephone service and who have been identified as being potentially eligible for a remedy payment will receive a letter next week with details on how to apply.