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Efficacy of Social Service Offices
Feb 29, 2016
Minister answers question by Ms Cheryl Chan, MP for Fengshan SMC on the efficacy of Social Service Offices
Application rate for additional childcare subsidy for non-working mothers
Feb 29, 2016
Minister answers question by Ms Sun Xueling, MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC on the application rate for additional childcare subsidy for non-working mothers
$116 million disbursed under ComCare in 2014
Dec 17, 2015
About $116 million in ComCare assistance was provided in Financial Year 2014 (FY14) from 1 Apr 2014 to 31 Mar 2015. According to the latest ComCare Annual Report published by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), this is an increase of more than 10% in ComCare assistance disbursed compared to $102 million in the previous FY.
Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at Credit Suisse Philanthropists Forum 2015
Nov 17, 2015
Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development at the Credit Suisse Philanthropists Forum 2015 on 17 November 2015
Benefits for Single Mothers
Jan 19, 2015
Minister answer question by Ms Kuik Shiao-Yin, Nominated Member of Parliament on the benefits for single mothers and their children
Number of individuals and households receiving assistance under ComCare
Nov 3, 2014
Minister answers question by Mr Yee Jenn Jong, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament on number of individuals and households receiving assistance under ComCare
72,000 benefit from ComCare Assistance and moves made to improve delivery in 2013
Sep 10, 2014
More than $102 mil in ComCare assistance was provided to 72,000 needy Singaporeans and their families in Financial Year 2013 (FY13), according to the latest ComCare Annual Report by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Major efforts were also made to improve the delivery of assistance.
Requirement for Flag Day applicants to maintain average gross proceeds
Sep 8, 2014
Minister answers question by Mr Muhammad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap, MP for Aljunied GRC on the requirement for Flag Day applicants to maintain average gross proceeds
Addenda to President's Address: Caring Society
May 20, 2014
While most Singaporeans enjoy more opportunities to build better lives for themselves and their families, many feel more anxieties and uncertainties about the future. To address their worries and give all Singaporeans greater peace of mind, the government will strengthen our social safety nets. Our philosophy is upstream prevention, providing more for those with less and sharing the risks of life’s uncertainties so that no one has to deal with his problems alone. Underlying this is the spirit of a caring society, where we care for one another and share the fruits of progress with all.
1,800 more households to benefit from Comcare Short-to-Medium Term Assistance
Mar 13, 2014
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will reach out to more families who require short- to medium- term assistance. ComCare provides assistance to households who require temporary help because their members are either looking for work, temporarily unable to work due to illness and care giving duties, or earning insufficient incomes to provide for their families.