Decision on second payment of ‘social dividend’ due this week

A committee assigned to assess whether taxpayers are eligible for a share of the so-called “social dividend” from Greece’s 2013 primary surplus is due to meet this week.

The government has already paid out 133 million euros, with each successful applicant earning around 500 euros.

The committee has to decide on how many of 164,000 applicants will share 106 million euros in the second round of handouts.

The government has set aside 450 million euros for the social dividend.