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Data On The Number of Individuals Who Have Been Supported By The COVID-19 Recovery Grant

Type: Parliamentary Questions

Topic(s): Financial Assistance & Social Support


Mr Melvin Yong Yik Chyeasked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) to date, how many individuals have been supported by the COVID-19 Recovery Grant (CRG); and (b) what is the number of individuals assisted under each tranche of the CRG payout.

Answer

1 As of 31 Dec 2021, the COVID-19 Recovery Grant (CRG) has supported around 27,500 individuals. Around 22,000 individuals have received one tranche of CRG, and around 5,500 individuals have received two1 tranches of CRG. Each tranche comprises three months of support.

2 To continue providing financial support for individuals who are significantly affected by the pandemic, applications for CRG have been extended by another year, until 31 Dec 2022. From 1 Jan 2022, eligible individuals can receive up to three tranches of CRG over 2021 and 2022.

1 In 2021, eligible individuals could apply and receive up to two tranches of CRG.