HUNDREDS IN CANARIES HAVE STILL NOT RECEIVED ERTE PAYMENTS
SEPE has processed almost all of the files, but errors in the information given to them by some employers, has prevented hundreds of islanders from collecting the benefit. The Department of Employment is confident that the problem will be resolved.
The Public State Employment Service (SEPE) has processed practically all the applications for benefits from the more than 203,000 canaries who, as of May 2nd, were affected by temporary employment regulation files (ERTE).
However, hundreds of islanders have still not received any type of aid despite having spent two months since their inclusion in an ERTE, due to errors that have occurred in some data provided by companies, such as the bank account number, which are delaying payments.
SEPE is trying to solve this, and expects to do so quickly, so that between next week and the beginning of June all workers will have received what they are due.
This is according to the territorial coordinator of SEPE-Canarias and provincial director in Las Palmas, Pedro Duarte, who pointed out that the error of poorly paid benefits will be corrected in most cases in May.
He pointed out that a "large number of errors" have also been solved in current accounts, which are being regularized "these next few days" with banks.
"However, today, around 28,000 benefits have already been recognized and, in these upcoming dates, under the agreement signed between SEPE and banks, they will be able to see the amounts accrued for the months of March. and April", he pointed out.
He insisted that all that now remains are "requests with errors that to date have not been resolved", so they are contacting companies and citizens, in addition to the requests that are being submitted these days.
Finally, he added that in these cases in which errors have been found, those who have amounts corresponding to March and April, "will be paid next week, and the rest will be on the June payroll."
On social networks yesterday there were numerous cases of people who continued to complain that they had not yet collected from the ERTE despite having been included in files since March.