Families To Get More Childcare Subsidies And Easier Application Process

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.

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