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

Financial Assistance
  • Cash grant of up to $700 month for 3 months under COVID-19 Recovery Grant for low- and middle-income workers who suffers the following:
     

    • Loss of job (i.e. retrenchment, termination of employment contract)

    • Involuntary No-Pay Leave (NPL) for at least 3 consecutive months

    • Loss of at least 50% salary on average for at least 3 consecutive months

    • Loss of at least 50% Net Trade Income (NTI) on average for Self-Employed Persons (SEPs) for at least 3 consecutive months

      (The scheme will be open for application till 31 December 2021. ) 
       
  • One-time lump sum of up to $1,000 (depending on the household's per capita income being affected by COVID-19)  under the Courage Fund for Lower-Income Households affected by COVID-19

  • The fund serve to support lower income households that meets the following criteria: 

 

  1. At least one household member is a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident.

  2. At least one household member contracted COVID-19, or was placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN), mandatory Leave of Absence (LOA) or Home Quarantine Order (QO).

  3. [As of 1 June 2020] Household has gross monthly income of ≤$6,200, or gross monthly per capita income of ≤$2,000, prior to being affected by COVID-19.

  4. Household experienced a complete or partial (of at least 10%) loss of household income as a result of (2).

Note: ComCare clients may apply. Applications should be made within 6 months from the end of the QO, LOA or SHN or discharge from hospitalisation due to COVID-19 (whichever is later).

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. (Feb 2021)

Support For Self-Employed Persons / Freelancers

 From Government Budget 2021 

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.

  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. (May  2021)

  BUDGET 2021 IN BRIEF

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To access the pdf version for Budget 2021 in Summary, click here

For more information, visit Singapore Budget website