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Singapore Government

Support For Singaporeans Affected by COVID-19

Support For Singaporeans Affected by COVID-19

Available Support

COVID-19 Recovery Grant


The COVID-19 Recovery Grant (CRG) will help those with:

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

Eligible to receive support of up to $700/month for 3 months 

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

Eligible to receive support of up to $500/month for 3 months

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

Applications are open 24/7 till 31 December 2021. Click here for more information on the eligibility criteria and to apply.

 

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The Courage Fund For Lower-Income Households affected by COVID-19

Target beneficiaries and eligibility criteria
The Courage Fund will help lower-income households affected by COVID-19 who meet 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 can apply.

Assistance provided

One-time lump sum of up to $1,000 (depending on the household's per capita income after being affected by COVID-19), credited into bank account.
Please allow 2 - 3 weeks processing time for fund disbursement, upon submission of supporting documents.

Application window
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).

Application process
Apply online at https://go.gov.sg/tcf. Those who need help filling in the online application can email Ask_SSO@msf.gov.sg or call the ComCare Call hotline at 1800-222-0000 for assistance. 

[1] Besides lower-income households whose family member(s) have contracted COVID-19 or are on Stay-Home Notice, Leave of Absence or Home Quarantine Order, the Courage Fund will also support (i) dependents of those who succumb to the virus and (ii) healthcare workers, frontline workers and community volunteers who contract the virus in the course of duty. More details on eligibility criteria, application details and the quantum of assistance for these groups will be released by NCSS.

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