Families To Get More Childcare Subsidies And Easier Application Process
Families can look forward to more childcare subsidies and a more convenient application process to receive subsidies and financial aid.
Starting March 1, unemployed mothers who are seeking employment will get the basic childcare subsidy of S$300 a month for six months, up from three months previously.
If their monthly household income is S$7,500 and below, they will also receive additional subsidies of between S$100 and S$540 a month for six months.
Mothers who are caring full-time for an infant or toddler will also receive the S$300 childcare subsidy for their older child until their younger child turns two years old – up from 18 months old previously.
They may also be eligible for extra subsidies of up to S$540 a month if their household income meets eligibility requirements.
Single parents also qualify for these benefits.
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will also introduce a simplified application process for subsidies and financial assistance.
Parents will now only need to fill in one form – instead of three currently – to apply for the various subsidies and financial aid schemes. This is expected to halve the time spent on such applications.