Ensuring continued social assistance and essential services for vulnerable groups
Apr 3, 2020
The health and safety of users and staff in our social service agencies (SSAs) are of paramount importance in these challenging times. With the implementation of the major circuit breaker announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce today, MSF and NCSS will work closely with SSAs and service providers to ensure the continued provision of services to vulnerable Singaporeans with critical and urgent needs from 7 April to 4 May 2020.
Enhancing Support for Disadvantaged Families by Strengthening Community Partnerships
Jan 18, 2020
Mr. Desmond Lee, the Minister for Social and Family Development, officially launched the Marsiling Community Link (ComLink) programme space today. Marsiling is one of four estates in Singapore with ComLink. The other three locations are Jalan Kukoh, Kembangan-Chai Chee and Boon Lay. ComLink was first introduced in March 2019. It provides targeted community-based programmes and support to families with children who are staying in rental housing.
Financial Assistance for Families with Special Needs Adult Members
Nov 5, 2019
Minister answers a question by Mr Murali Pillai on what financial avenues of help are there for families with adult members who have special needs such as dyslexia, autism and Down's Syndrome and who wish to enrol them into programmes to make them employable or socially engaged.
Beneficiaries of Long-Term Care Schemes May Jeopardise their Eligibility for Other Social and Healthcare Assistance Schemes
Nov 5, 2019
Financial assistance from help schemes such as the Home Caregiving Grant, MediSave withdrawal for Long-Term Care, ElderFund and CareShield Life, will not affect the computation of household monthly income used in means testing.
Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Concession for Families Caring for Persons with Cognitive Disabilities
Nov 4, 2019
The Government provides two schemes to help caregivers defray the cost of hiring a Foreign Domestic Worker (FWD), in caring for persons with disabilities for all ages, including those between 16 and 64 years old.
$127 million in ComCare Assistance Benefitted 37,400 Households in FY2018
Oct 11, 2019
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) provided $127 million in ComCare cash assistance to about 37,400 households or 75,200 individuals, in FY2018.
Number of Singaporeans and PRs who are suffering from food insecurity
Oct 7, 2019
Whilst the Ministry of Social and Family Development does not track the number of Singapore Residents specifically experiencing food insecurity, we support low-income households in a number of ways, including with their food-related needs.
Caregivers given Special Approval for higher subsidy support for infant care and childcare
Oct 7, 2019
Under Special Approval, eligible applicants who are not working or who are non-parent caregivers may receive the higher subsidy support that working mothers receive.
Average amount of cash savings per household member for households who receive ComCare Assistance
Oct 7, 2019
In assessing ComCare applications for financial assistance, we examine applicants’ income, owned assets (including personal savings), and expenditure. Where applicants need assistance for their basic living needs, such assistance may take the form of cash assistance, assistance with their household bills, and referrals to other agencies for services such as family services and employment assistance.
Transnational Families Living Under Public Rental Scheme
Sep 3, 2019
About 7%, or around 3,300, of the families living in Public Rental flats are transnational families, defined as households headed by Singaporeans married to foreigners.