Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Enhancement to the Voluntary Welfare Organisation Transport Subsidy Scheme for Persons With Disabilities
Jun 29, 2022
From 1 July 2022, MSF will increase subsidies under the scheme to reduce transport costs for persons with disabilities who take dedicated transport to attend Special Education (SPED) Schools and community-based programmes. The scheme will also be renamed the 'Enabling Transport Subsidy'.
Higher Assistance Rates For Comcare Households
Jun 21, 2022
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will increase the amount of
assistance for lower-income households on the ComCare Long-Term Assistance (LTA) and
Short-to-Medium-Term Assistance (SMTA) schemes from 1 August 2022. This is part of the
support package introduced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence
Wong to provide support to households, individuals and businesses, in view of inflationary
pressures caused by external factors.
Minister Masagos Zulkifli to make Working Visit to Brunei from 10 to 12 June
Jun 10, 2022
Minister for Social and Family Development, Second Minister for Health and Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli will make a working visit to Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam from 10 to 12 June to affirm strong bilateral relations between the two countries.
Closure of The Courage Fund Relief Schemes
May 24, 2022
Following the adjustment in Singapore's Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) status on 26 April 2022, and extensive easing of community and border measures, MSF and NCSS have reviewed and will close all TCF COVID-19 relief schemes with immediate effect. Those who had been certified as COVID-positive before 24 May 2022 can still apply.
Issuance of Correction Direction Under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act Regarding Falsehood About Woman Who Claimed to Have No One to Turn to For Urgent Help
May 12, 2022
The Minister for Social and Family Development has instructed the POFMA Office to issue a Correction Direction to correct a Facebook post made by Gilbert Goh on 24 April 2022. Goh will be required to carry a correction notice alongside his post.
Alliance for Action to Strengthen Marriages and Family Relationships launches the Celebratng SG Families Pledge
Apr 26, 2022
The Alliance for Action to Strengthen Marriages and Family Relationships (AFAM) launched the Celebrating SG Families Pledge today, as part of the Year of Celebrating SG Families (YCF) movement recently announced by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.
MSF Seeks Views On Proposed Amendments To The Women's Charter In Relation To Family Violence
Apr 6, 2022
MSF is proposing amendments to the Women’s Charter to enhance legal protections against family violence. These proposed amendments incorporate the comprehensive feedback from various stakeholders.
MSF Introduces Adoption of Children Bill to Better Protect Welfare of Children Identified for Adoption
Apr 4, 2022
The Bill seeks to repeal the Adoption of Children Act 1939 and re-enact a new Adoption of Children Act 2022, with the child’s welfare as the primary guiding principle.
New Government Representative For Children's Rights On ASEAN Commission
Mar 14, 2022
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has appointed Dr Kenneth Poon Kin-Loong as the new Singapore Government Representative for children’s rights on the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children.
2022 Dedicated As The Year of Celebrating SG Families
Mar 10, 2022
Strong families are the bedrock of our society - they are crucial in developing resilient individuals and building up a caring society. The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has dedicated 2022 as the Year of Celebrating SG Families (YCF).