SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced yesterday that it will be providing support for low income families that have been affected by the recent heat wave, via an emergency fund.
Those eligible for the relief measures are individuals belonging to single-person households living on rooftops, in tiny one-room housing, and basements as well as impoverished senior citizens.
Up to 1 million won in household supplies such as fans, cooling mats, and small refrigerators will be distributed to those eligible.
In addition, cash compensation between 300,000 won and 1 million won will be handed out to day laborers who are unable to work due to the sudden closure of businesses brought on by the heat wave.
A maximum of 1 million won will be provided to pay for medical bills resulting from heat-related illnesses such as sun radiation, sunstroke, and dehydration.
The funds are available to those who belong in the 85-percentile and below of low-income families, have less than 189 million won in assets, and with less than 10 million won in financial assets.
All other emergency cases will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the local municipal level.
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