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COVID-19 support programmes and schemes

You can find MOM's support programmes and schemes to help you if you're affected by COVID-19.


Find more government assistance at https://supportgowhere.gov.sg and https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg.

For business employers with foreign workers

3rd round of levy rebate as announced on 26 May 2020

For business employers that are not in MTI’s permitted list to resume operations on the GoBusiness Portal, and all businesses in the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors.

A flat rate of $750 in June 2020 and $375 in July for each S Pass or Work Permit holder in your employment as at 1 June 2020 and 1 July 2020 respectively.

No application is needed. You can use check and pay levy to check your previous levy payments.

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3-month extension of levy payment timeline for SMEs

With the levy payment deferment measure, SMEs have up to 5 months to pay their levies incurred every month.

Employing not more than 200 workers are eligible.

Applies to all levies incurred in 2020. There is no need to apply for the deferment.

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Transfer foreign workers across sectors to manage manpower needs

For companies have more flexibility to manage their manpower.

Allows inter-sectoral transfer of foreign workers for all sectors and allow transfers of foreign workers whose Work Permits are nearing expiry for all sectors.

This scheme will be in place until 31 August 2020, subject to further review.

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Refund of man-year entitlement (MYE) for constructions firms

From 1 April 2020, a temporary 6-month scheme to refund unused MYEs due to work disruptions.

Firms have the flexibility to use the refunded MYE within 1 year to hire new workers or renew existing ones.

Affected firms can apply to BCA for the MYE refund. BCA will provide more details on the application process.

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For FDW employers

SHN support for FDW employers

Providing support to help FDW employers who are affected by the SHN requirements for FDWs.

Get $60 support per day per affected FDW and have their levy waived during the FDW’s SHN period of 14 days.

Only after your FDW has completed serving her 14-day SHN. Within 90 days from the last day of SHN.

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Apply online