1. Additional 3 months of support under COVID-19 Recovery Grant
Starting April 19, 2021, eligible recipients of the Coronary Heart Disease Epidemic Recovery Grant program can apply for three more months of benefits, again up to $500 or $700 per month.
The Department of Social and Family Development launched the Coronary Heart Disease Outbreak Recovery Grant (COVID-19 Recovery Grant) on January 18 of this year to help low- and moderate-income employees and self-employed individuals affected by the outbreak.
Each round of assistance lasts for three months. Employees who lose their jobs or are forced to take at least three consecutive months of unpaid leave due to the epidemic can apply for a monthly subsidy of up to $700. Employees who have suffered an average reduction in pay of at least 50% for three consecutive months, or self-employed persons whose net business income has been reduced by at least 50% for three consecutive months, can apply for a maximum of $500 per month.
The Ministry of Social and Family Development pointed out that the epidemic continues to affect the financial and employment prospects of some Singaporeans, and people who are eligible for the Coronary Heart Disease Recovery Allowance will receive an additional round of assistance, equivalent to six months of subsidies, if they are eligible, including actively seeking employment and receiving training.
Starting April 19, the online application platform for the Coronary Resuscitation Grant will also be open 24/7, so the public can go online to go.gov.sg/CRG at any time to inquire and apply. Applications will close on December 31 of this year, and first-time applicants can also apply during this period.
2. Foreign worker levies waived for duration of Stay-Home notices served from Jan 2021 to Sep 2021
source: ST FILE
The Ministry of Manpower said that from January to September 2021, all S Pass and work permit holders, including foreign domestic workers, will be exempt from foreign worker levies during their stay-home notice.
- Eligible for all S Pass and work permit holders, including foreign domestic workers
- For employers who have already paid the levies for their workers during their stay-home notices in January and February, the waivers will be used to offset the foreign worker levy for June, which is payable in July.
- Employers with workers serving stay-home notices from March to September will not be required to pay levies for the duration of the notices.