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Number of Persons with Disabilities Using Personal Mobility Aids for Freelance Delivery Work

Type: Disability Services,

Topic(s): Disability Services,


Question

Ms See Jinli Jean: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) how many persons with disabilities (PWDs) enrolled with SG Enable are currently using personal mobility aids (PMAs) for freelance delivery work; and (b) for these PWDs who expect their income from delivery work to be reduced in view of the Active Mobility Advisory Panel’s
proposal to reduce the speed limit of all motorised PMAs, what assistance can be given to (i) address the immediate impact on their finances and (ii) bolster their longer-term economic sustainability.

 

Answer

MSF does not track the number of persons with disabilities using personal mobility aids for freelance delivery work.

From 1 Jan 2023, eligible persons with disabilities including those who do freelance delivery work qualify for the highest Workfare Income Supplement payment tier of up to $2,800 per year, regardless of age. As announced by PM Lee at National Day Rally 2023, the Government will also be further enhancing Workfare, and more details will be announced
at Budget 2024.

Moves to strengthen protections for Platform Workers, which will be implemented from the second half of 2024, will enable platform workers including persons with disabilities to improve their retirement adequacy.

Persons with disabilities who wish to explore other employment options can also tap on support under the Open Door Programme, to receive up to one year of job matching and customised employment support from trained job coaches, as well as subsidies to attend training courses by Enabling Academy – SG Enable’s disability learning hub. Persons with disabilities can also take up job and training opportunities created under the customised Place-and-Train programme.