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What is the minimum income needed to employ an MDW?

While the household income or monthly salary is a qualifying criteria, we are unable to reveal the exact amount.

This salary requirement is set based on the realistic overall cost of hiring a migrant domestic worker (MDW), including worker's salary, levy, insurance, food and other expenses.

The household income will be assessed based on the type of application:

  • For married couples, you can combine income with your spouse.
  • Under the Joint Income Scheme, you can combine your income with one of your immediate family members (other than your spouse) living at the same address.
  • If you are aged 60 years old or above, not earning an income and not staying with any working adults, you can apply under the Sponsorship Scheme.