Written Answer to PQ on PwDs under Enabling Employment Credit
NOTICE PAPER NO. 2176 OF 2023 FOR SITTING ON OR AFTER 19 SEPTEMBER 2023
QUESTION NO. 4950 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
MP: Mr Ong Hua Han
To ask the Minister for Manpower based on the Enabling Employment Credit given out every year (a) how many persons with disabilities are employed by small and medium enterprises with less than 25 employees in 2020, 2021 and 2022; (b) what is the average length of employment of these employees in each year; and (c) what is the disaggregated data on the disability group which these employees belong to or identify with in each year.
The Enabling Employment Credit, or EEC, is a wage offset scheme introduced in 2021 to support the employment of persons with disabilities. In 2021 and 2022, about 3,000 persons with disabilities supported under the EEC each year were employed by enterprises with fewer than 25 employees. This accounted for about one in three individuals supported under the EEC. The majority of them had either intellectual or sensory impairments, while the rest included persons with physical disabilities and autism. We do not track the average length of employment of these employees.