470,000 Singaporean workers to get $810 million in Workfare Special Payment this month: Ministry of Finance
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SINGAPORE – 470,000 lower-income Singaporean workers who are on the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) Scheme will receive $810 million in Workfare Special Payment (WSP) in October, said the Ministry of Finance on Friday (Oct 23).
In his Ministerial Statement on Aug 17, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat had announced that WSP eligibility will be widened to include more than 70,000 additional workers, who will receive the WIS for their work done in 2020, and who are not already receiving the WSP.
These lower-income Singaporean workers will receive their October payout of the WSP from Oct 28. Most of them would have qualified for WSP earlier and received their first payment of $1,500 in July, for their work done in 2019.