The Hong Kong Government has announced the application details for the 2nd payment instalment of Employment Support Scheme (ESS). Eligible employers may submit their applications for the 2nd tranche wage subsidies from 31st August to 13th September 2020.
Employers who previously applied for the 1st tranche of the wage subsidies for wages paid from June to August 2020. Employers must submit a NEW APPLICATION. ESS will not automatic apply for you.
If applicants choose the same “specified month” as the 1st tranche in the application for the 2nd tranche of subsides. Then applicants can type in the previous application number, password and mobile number to logon the application webpage for the 2nd tranche. And then the application webpage will automatically display information submitted for the 1st tranche of application. So, applicant can just simply check with the information is correct or not.
If applicant choose a different “specified month” from the 1st tranche. Applicant should follow the instructions in the online application form to upload documents and update information. For example, providing additional MPF account information.
Applicant cannot change the bank account information in the online application form. If applicants need to amend the information of the bank account information due to special circumstances. Applicant should login to the Employment Support Scheme Application Service Portal. According to the instructions in the online application form, and upload the relevant bank statement or other related supporting documents for verification and follow up.
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