Because of this, special provisions were made. One of the special provisions is the speedy processing of requests of durable goods.
In order to accommodate persons affected by the hurricanes, SZW increased the minimum income criteria to one and a half times the minimum wage. The list of durable goods was also expanded to now include dining room sets, living room sets, sheets and pillows for those families who have lost everything. This adjustment has allowed more persons on Saba and St. Eustatius to qualify for emergency assistance. The process for application closes on December 31st. SZW will now make exceptions mainly for persons who were off island.