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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.

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

For business employers with foreign workers

Levy rebate and levy waiver for business employers

For business employer who has at least paid up to December 2019’s foreign workers’ levy in full (which amount was due in January 2020).

A flat rate of $750 for each S Pass or Work Permit holder in your employment as at 29 February 2020.

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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Temporary Housing Support for employers affected by Malaysia's MCO

Helps employers defray the additional costs of housing affected workers in short-term housing.

Receive $50 per affected worker per night, capped at 14 nights, to cover the extra housing costs incurred.

Apply from 1 April to 30 June.

More info

Apply online

For business employers affected by LOA/SHN

LOA/SHN Support Programme for employers in healthcare, education and eldercare sectors

Provides support to help businesses who are affected by LOA or SHN requirements.

Get $100 daily per affected worker for the required duration of LOA or SHN granted to the worker.

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

More info

Apply online

LOA/SHN Support Programme for employers in all other sectors

Provides support to help businesses who are affected by LOA or SHN requirements.

Get $100 daily per affected worker for the required duration of LOA or SHN granted to the worker.

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

More info

Apply online

LOA/SHN Support Programme for employers implementing company-imposed LOA

Provides support to help businesses implementing company-imposed LOA.

Get $100 daily per worker who returned between 14 March 2020 and 20 March 2020 and was placed on company-imposed LOA while not being required to serve mandatory SHN.

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

More info

Apply online

For business employers implementing FWA

Enhanced Work-Life Grant (WLG) for flexible work arrangements

Encourage companies to sustain implementation of work-from-home and/or staggered hours beyond mandatory social distancing regulations.

WLG funding is on a per worker basis. Companies will be funded $2,000 per worker, for each worker on daily work-from-home and/or staggered hours arrangements for a month, capped at $70,000 per company.

Applications must be submitted directly by the companies.

More info

Apply through Programme Partners

For self-employed persons

LOA/SHN Support Programme for SEPs in healthcare, education and eldercare sectors

Provides support to help self-employed persons who are affected by LOA or SHN requirements.

Get $100 daily for the required duration of LOA or SHN.

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

More info

Apply online

LOA/SHN Support Programme for SEPs in all other sectors

Provides support to help self-employed persons who are affected by LOA or SHN requirements.

Get $100 daily for the required duration of LOA or SHN.

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

More info

Apply online

LOA/SHN Support Programme for SEPs on self-imposed LOA

Provides support to help SEPs on self-imposed LOA.

Get $100 daily for the required duration of LOA or SHN.

Only after you have completed serving your self-imposed LOA. Within 90 days from the last day of self-imposed LOA.

More info

Apply online

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.

More info

Apply online