Government of Trinidad and

Income Support Grant

To mitigate the financial challenges experienced by persons as a result of the recently introduced COVID-19 prevention measures, the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services wishes to advise that applications for the Income Support Grant (ISG) (Phase II) has commenced.
Only online applications will be accepted.
The Income Support Grant is up to a maximum of $1,500 for the month of May 2021 only. Once eligible, persons who lost their income with effect from May 1, 2021 will receive $1,500. Persons who lost their income with effect from May 8, 2021 will receive $1,000.

Applicants are informed that once they are deemed eligible, applications will be processed accordingly.

The Income Support Grant (ISG) is open to citizens and permanent residents of Trinidad and Tobago who do not have a NIS number, and were employed in the Bar, Gaming, Restaurant, Entertainment, Tourism and Spa Industry (hairdressers, barbers, nail technicians etc.) Persons who sell or offer for sale food or drink as a street vendor and retail establishments (In accordance with Public Health Ordinances) are also encouraged to apply.

The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services further wishes to advise that all false and misleading information contained in the Income Support Grant application will be reported to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service for their investigation and further action. Additionally, persons currently in receipt of grants from the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services are not eligible to receive the Income Support Grant.

For enquiries, persons may contact the toll-free call centre at 800 – 1673, visit the Frequently Asked Questions section on the Ministry’s website at, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Ministry wishes to assure the public that it remains committed to bringing relief to those who have been negatively affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure that no one is left behind as we begin to chart the road to recovery.
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