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ComCare Short-to-Medium-Term Assistance

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ComCare Short-to-Medium-Term Assistance
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ComCare Short-to-Medium-Term Assistance

 Are you or your family member unable to find a job or work for a period of time and as a result, your household needs financial help for a temporary period?

Note: Those who apply for SMTA or apply to renew their SMTA from 1 August 2022 can expect a higher cash assistance. Click here for more​ details.​

ComCare may be able to help if you / your family member:

tick are looking for work or temporarily unable to work due to illness or have to care for children, elderly or other dependants;

tick have little or no family support, savings or assets to rely on for your daily needs;

tick  are a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident (at least one immediate family member in the same household must be a Singapore Citizen; and

tick​ have a household income of $1,900/month and below, or a per capita household income of $650/month and below.  

tick Even if your income exceeds these guidelines, you can still approach our Social Service Offices (SSOs) if you face financial difficulties. Our SSOs will assess your circumstances and needs, and assist you accordingly.​

You may receive:

tick Monthly cash assistance

tick Assistance with your household bills, i.e. rental, utilities, and/or service and conservancy charges

tick  Medical assistance​ at public healthcare institutions

tick Employment assistance such as job search and/or training

tick  ​Referrals for other relevant services

To apply:

  • Alternatively, visit your nearest Social Service Office (SSO)​ to apply in person.
  • Each SSO administers ComCare financial assistance and links applicants up with other forms of assistance they might need, such as family services. The SSO will assess your eligibility for assistance regardless of whether you apply online or in person.

You need to provide:

  • Your identity card or birth certificate (of applicant and all household members)    [Note: NRIC/FIN of main applicants will not be required for online applications as the login will be via Singpass. If applicants/household members had provided these identification documents in earlier ComCare applications, they will not be required again.]
  • Updated bank account passbook(s)/ statement(s) of  applicant and all household members, with transactions of the last 3 months shown clearly
  • ​Other supporting documents, if relevant:
    • Latest utility bill(s) (e.g. Singapore Power (SP), private electircity retailers)
    • Latest Medical Certificate (with duration and fitness for work status)
    • Pay-slips / Employment contract (for employment without CPF contributions)
    • Latest employment / termination letter (for recent changes in employment status)
    • Insurance Letter (for lump-sum / regular payouts by private insurer)
    • Any other supporting documents

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