Abuse of COVID-19 Emergency Response Programs (Audio)

The Nunatsiavut Government has received numerous reports of possible abuse of programs and initiatives aimed at assisting Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement deal with impacts associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

There have been reports of some individuals selling fuel and goods such as diapers, formula, etc. to purchase alcohol and/or drugs, or other non-essential items. As well, the Nunatsiavut Government has learned of individuals and/or families providing false information regarding income levels when applying for assistance.

Such activity will not be tolerated. Those determined to be abusing any of the COVID-19 response programs will be denied further assistance.

Click here when First Minister Tyler Edmunds gives you more details on the abuse of the Covid-19 emergency programs.