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Written Answer by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Manpower, to Parliamentary Question on Reviewing Pay-Outs Under Work Injury Compensation Act

Notice Paper No. 388 Of 2014 For The Sitting On Or After 20 Jan 2015 Question No. 396 For Oral Answer

MP: Mr K Karthikeyan

To ask the Minister for Manpower whether the Ministry will consider reviewing the present payouts under the Work Injury Compensation Act with the inclusion of PMEs and all employees in the Act


  1. The Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) offers a no-fault, expeditious and low-cost route to compensation for any injury arising out of and in the course of employment. To ensure that payouts under the WICA remain relevant, my Ministry will conduct regular reviews on its compensation limits to account for changes in nominal median wages and healthcare costs.
  2. We had increased WICA’s compensation limits twice since the Act was expanded to cover all employees in 2008 and the last increment was made in 2012. We are in the midst of our 3 yearly review of the compensation limits and will announce more details once the review is completed.