SUPPORT SCHEMES FOR INDIVIDUALS

Check out the various support schemes below that is / are applicable to you, ranging from financial, training  grants offered by NTUC for eligible union members and non-members.

Support For Jobseekers / Low-Wage Workers 

 From Government Budget 2020 

Financial Assistance
  • Cash grant of $800 / month for 3 months under COVID-19 Support Grant for low- and middle-income workers who lose jobs due to COVID-19
    (The scheme will be open for application from May 2020 to September 2020. Individuals who are eligible may submit their application at their nearest Social Services Offices (SSO), or as otherwise advised based on the latest MOH advisories. You may locate your nearest SSO via this link.

  • Greater flexibility in assessment of ComCare Scheme applicants who fall into financial hardship

  • Temporary Relief Fund of $500 to provide immediate financial assistance
    (You may apply at all SSOs and Community Clubs)

  • Minimum $3,000 cash payout under Workfare Special Payment, for workers who had already received Workfare Income Supplement payment previously in 2019
    – $1,500 in July; $1,500 in October

  • One-off $300 / $600 / $900 for Singaporeans aged 21 and above

  • $300 for each parent with children aged 20 and below

  • Assurance Package when GST rate increases in the future – cash payout of $700 to $1,600 over 5 years

tRAINING ASSISTANCE
  • $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up for every Singaporean aged 25 and above from 1 April 2020

  • Claimable for courses from the Institute of Higher Learning and NTUC LearningHub from 1 April 2020. Claimable for full range of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses from 1 October 2020.

SkillsFuture Credits top-up will be automatic.

  From NTUC 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
  • One-off payout of up to $300 under NTUC Care Fund (COVID-19) for eligible union members.

  • $250 NTUC FairPrice vouchers per child from CAP+Ure Fund

  • Union Education and Bursary Awards

TRAINING ASSISTANCE
  • Up to $250 fee support per year for union members to participate in courses under UTAP.

  • $500 customised training support from LIFT-UP Pathfinder

The above-mentioned is a snapshot of some of the help available. Eligibility criteria and terms & conditions apply. (April 2020)

Support For Self-Employed Persons / Freelancers

 From Government Budget 2020 

Financial Assistance
  • $9,000 across 9 months under the Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS)
    (3 cash payouts of $3,000 in May, July and Oct)
    NTUC will assist MOM in handling applications and appeals for SEPs who do not qualify starting 20 April. 

  • $3,000 cash payout under Enhanced Workfare Special Payment, for workers who had already received Workfare Income Supplement payment previously in 2019 ($1,500 in July; $1,500 in October) 

Training ASSISTANCE 
  • $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up for every Singaporean aged 25 and above

  • Claimable for courses from the Institute of Higher Learning and NTUC LearningHub from 1 April 2020. Claimable for full range of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses from 1 October 2020.

SkillsFuture Credits top-up will be automatic.

TAX ASSISTANCE
  • Deferment of income tax payments for 3 months (May – Jul 2020) 

  From NTUC 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

   For eligible union members:

  • One-off payout of up to $300 under NTUC Care Fund (COVID-19)​

TRAINING ASSISTANCE

$250 fee support per year from NTUC Training Fund (UTAP)

$84M ENHANCED SEP TRAINING SUPPORT SCHEME
  • Extended to Dec 2020

  • Increased hourly training allowance from $7.50/hr (from 1 to 30 Apr 2020) to $10/hr (from 1 May to Dec 2020)

$4M FROM NTUC TRAINING FUND
  • NTUC union members will get up to $1/hour more in training allowance from 1 Apr to Dec 2020!

  From SG United Skills  

  • Training courses for about 30,000 jobseekers to upgrade their skills while looking for a job

  • Training allowance of $1,200 per month for course duration

  • Highly subsidised course fees (can be offset by SkillsFuture Credit)

The above-mentioned is a snapshot of some of the help available. Eligibility criteria and terms & conditions apply. (June 2020)

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