Community Resources
Workfare Supplements and Training Support for Employees

Workfare encourages Singaporeans earning up to $1,900 per month to continue working and training. The Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) supplements income and CFP savings while the Workfare Training Support (WTS) encourages workers to improve their skills.

Caregivers Training Grant (CTG)

The Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) allows caregivers (family members, foreign domestic helpers) to tap on a $200 annual subsidy to attend CTG-approved training courses so that they can better care for their loved ones.

Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant

Administered by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), the Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant is a monthly grant of $120 to support families who need to hire an FDW to care for their loved ones with at least moderate disability.

Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities

Administered by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), families employing full-time foreign domestic workers (FDWs) to look after their loved ones with disabilities can pay a lower monthly concessionary FDW levy of $120 (instead of $265) if they are eligible for this scheme.

Financial Security for Persons with Disabilities

The Special Needs Trust Company (SNTC) is a government-funded trust management service aimed at enhancing the financial security and well-being of persons with special needs through the provision of Trust services.

Tax Reliefs and Rebates

A number of tax reliefs and rebates are available for specific groups of taxpayers. Some of these include parent/handicapped parent relief, handicapped brother/sister relief, qualifying/handicapped child relief, spouse/handicapped spouse relief, and grandparent caregiver relief.

Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE)

Administered by Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), the Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE) is an assistance scheme providing financial help to needy and disabled elderly Singaporeans, who were not eligible to join ElderShield when it was launched in 2002 because they had exceeded the maximum entry age or have pre-existing disabilities.

Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) enables Singapore Citizens from lower- and middle- income households to receive subsidies for medical and dental care at participating General Practitioner (GP) and dental clinics near their homes. Those who qualify for CHAS will also enjoy subsidised referrals to Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOCs) located at Public Hospitals or National […]

Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF)

The Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF) provides holistic and comprehensive support for seniors to remain mobile and to live independently in the community. It covers assistive devices, transport subsidies, and consumables subsidies.

Special Employment Credit (SEC) for Employers

The Special Employment Credit (SEC) was introduced in 2011 to support employers, and to raise the employability of older low-wage Singaporeans. Employers who hire Singaporean employees, including persons with disabilities, aged above 50 earning up to $4,000 a month, receive SEC of up to 8% of the employee’s monthly wages.