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LOA / SHN Support Programme for businesses and SEPs

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is providing support to help businesses and self-employed persons (SEPs) who are affected by Leave of Absence (LOA) and Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirements due to COVID-19.

The support will not apply to employers and SEPs if telecommuting arrangements are available for work to be performed remotely by affected persons.

If you meet the requirements, you may submit your application:

  • Within 90 days from last day of LOA or SHN; and
  • Only after your workers (if you are an employer) or you (as a self-employed person) have completed serving LOA or SHN.

Employers with workers affected by LOA or SHN (healthcare, education and eldercare sectors)Show

Employers will receive $100 daily per affected worker for the required duration of LOA or SHN granted to the worker. In addition, eligible employers will automatically qualify for levy waiver for affected foreign workers for the LOA or SHN period.

Affected worker(s) must:

  • Be Singapore Citizens (SC), Permanent Residents (PR), or Work Pass holders; and
  • Be placed on LOA or SHN upon return from mainland China to Singapore on or after 14 January 2020.
You will not be eligible for LOASP if affected worker(s) travelled to mainland China after 28 January 2020.

Advisories

How to apply

What do you need
  • Proof of employment for affected worker(s):
    1. Itemised pay slip(s) for salary payment during LOA or SHN period; and
    2. CPF Form 90 for December 2019 and January 2020 (only for locals).
  • Proof of affected workers’ travel to mainland China:
    1. For workers not from People’s Republic of China (PRC): Scan of passport photo ID page, and entry and departure stamps from mainland China.
    2. For workers from PRC: Air tickets and/or boarding passes for travel between Singapore and China (including transit stops).
Application

Please apply for LOA/SHN Support to MOM:

  • Only after your worker has completed serving his/her LOA or SHN.
  • Within 90 days from the last day of LOA or SHN.

Your company will not be eligible for LOASP if:

  • Your affected worker was not in your employment as at 28 January 2020 and during full duration of LOA or SHN.
  • Your company did not pay salaries to affected worker(s) during period of LOA or SHN.
  • Your company required your affected worker to use his/her paid leave entitlements and required him/her to compensate your company or anyone else in any way (E.g. worker was required to use his/her sick leave entitlement or annual leave).
  • Your company did not obtain MOM’s prior approval for worker(s) on Work Pass returning to Singapore after 2359 hours on 8 February 2020.

Employers with workers affected by LOA or SHN (all other sectors)Show

Employers will receive $100 daily per affected worker for the required duration of LOA or SHN granted to the worker. In addition, eligible employers will automatically qualify for levy waiver for affected foreign workers for the LOA or SHN period.

Affected worker(s) must:

  • Be Singapore Citizens (SC), Permanent Residents (PR), or work pass holders;
  • Have travelled to mainland China on or before 31 January 2020; and
  • Be placed on LOA or SHN upon return to Singapore on or after 31 January 2020.

Advisory

Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China in response to increase in cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

How to apply

What do you need
  • Proof of employment for affected worker(s):
    1. Itemised pay slip(s) for salary payment during LOA or SHN period; and
    2. CPF Form 90 for December 2019 and January 2020 (only for locals)
  • Proof of affected workers’ travel to mainland China:
    1. For workers not from People’s Republic of China (PRC): Scan of passport photo ID page, and entry and departure stamps from mainland China.
    2. For workers from PRC: Air tickets and/or boarding passes for travel between Singapore and China (including transit stops).
Application

Please apply for LOA/SHN Support to MOM:

  • Only after your worker has completed serving his/her LOA or SHN.
  • Within 90 days from the last day of LOA or SHN.

Your company will not be eligible for LOASP if:

  • Your affected worker is not in your employment as at 31 January 2020 and during full duration of LOA or SHN.
  • Your company did not pay salaries to affected worker(s) during period of LOA or SHN.
  • Your company required your affected worker to use his/her paid leave entitlements and required him/her to compensate your company or anyone else in any way (E.g. worker was required to use his/her sick leave entitlement or annual leave).
  • Your company did not obtain MOM’s prior approval for worker(s) on Work Pass returning to Singapore after 2359 hours on 8 February 2020.

Self-employed persons (SEPs) (healthcare, education and eldercare sectors)Show

SEPs will receive $100 daily for the required duration of LOA or SHN.

You must:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR), and;
  • Be on LOA or SHN upon return from mainland China to Singapore on or after 14 January 2020.
You will not be eligible for LOASP if you travelled to mainland China after 28 January 2020.

Advisories

How to apply

What do you need
  • Proof of self-employed status:
    1. Income tax returns or Notice of Assessment for Year of Assessment 2020
  • Proof of travel to mainland China:
    1. For applicants not from People’s Republic of China (PRC): Scan of passport photo id page, and entry and departure stamps from mainland China.
    2. For applicants from PRC: Air tickets and/or boarding passes for travel between Singapore and China (including transit stops).
Application

Please apply for LOA/SHN Support to MOM:

  • Only after you have completed serving your LOA or SHN.
  • Within 90 days from the last day of LOA or SHN.

Self-employed persons (SEPs) (all other sectors)Show

SEPs will receive $100 daily for the required duration of LOA or SHN.

You must:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR);
  • Have travelled to mainland China on or before 31 January 2020; and
  • Be placed on LOA or SHN upon return to Singapore on or after 31 January 2020.

Advisory

Advisory for employers and employees travelling to and from mainland China in response to increase in cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

How to apply

What do you need
  • Proof of self-employed status:
    1. Income tax returns or Notice of Assessment for Year of Assessment 2020
  • Proof of travel to mainland China:
    1. For applicants not from People’s Republic of China (PRC): Scan of passport photo id page, and entry and departure stamps from mainland China.
    2. For applicants from PRC: Air tickets and/or boarding passes for travel between Singapore and China (including transit stops).
Application

Please apply for LOA/SHN Support to MOM:

  • Only after you have completed serving your LOA or SHN.
  • Within 90 days from the last day of LOA or SHN.
For more info, read the FAQs on LOA/SHN Support Programme and LOA/SHN matters.

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