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Singapore Government

Number of individuals and households receiving assistance under ComCare

Number of individuals and households receiving assistance under ComCare

Published On
03 Nov 2014
Question

Mr Yee Jenn Jong
Non-constituency Member of Parliament

To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development whether the Ministry can report ComCare statistics in the form of the number of unique individuals and unique households who have actually received assistance, stripping out the effect of those who have received more than one form of assistance.

Written Answer

ComCare provides low income and needy households and individuals with financial assistance to help them with subsistence needs, as well as kindergarten and student care assistance. In Financial Year 2013, 41,036 unique households or 79,333 unique individuals received ComCare assistance*.

*Exclude those who received small amounts of urgent and temporary ComCare interim assistance.
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