Online registration to collect the NT$6,000 cash handout began at 8 a.m. on March 22 for people whose identification card numbers end with "0" or "1." Those who managed to register said the process was smooth. Over 250,000 people had registered by 9:30 a.m.
The official website for people to register for the NT$6,000 cash handout went online at 8 a.m. on March 22. On this day, only people whose identification card numbers end with "0" or "1" were allowed to register. Ms. Hsu registered her child at 8 a.m. and said it went smoothly.
Ms. Hsu, Resident: “I finished within 10 minutes, or about the duration of my car ride. It was pretty fast using my mobile phone.”
Cheng Wen-tsan, Vice Premier: “As of 9:30 a.m., 250,000 people had registered. There was no congestion. We hope the segmented registration will proceed smoothly during these five days.”
Anyone will be able to register after March 27, once the restrictions based on the last digit of national identification card numbers are lifted. People can apply to have the money deposited into a bank account, withdraw the money from ATMs, collect it from a post office, get a direct deposit, or register to get the money at police stations in rural areas. However, the Executive Yuan has not yet announced when the various retrieval methods will go into effect. Meanwhile, businesses such as banks are offering additional benefits.
Liao Shu-chien, Bank Associate: “You can earn high rewards using digital credit card payments while spending more precisely.”
The earliest date that people can expect to receive the cash is April 6. Phishing websites have also popped up. The Ministry of Finance reminds the public to check whether website addresses end in "gov.tw" and to call the 165 anti-fraud hotline if they have any doubts.