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Workfare Special PaymentWorkfare Special Payment<p>The Workfare Special Payment scheme provides cash payment of $1,500 each in July and October 2020 for Singaporeans who received Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) payments for work done in 2019. Singaporeans who have received or will receive WIS for work done in 2020 but not for 2019 will receive a cash payment of $3,000 from October 2020 automatically.</p><p>For more information on the Workfare Special Payment scheme, please visit the <a href="https://go.gov.sg/csp2020" target="_blank">Budget website</a>.</p>TrueTrueResources;#Forms;#Others;#

 

 

UnderstandWhat is Workfare Special Payment Scheme? <p>As announced at Budget 2020, all Singaporean employees and self-employed persons who received Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) payments for work done in Work Year (WY) 2019 will receive a Workfare Special Payment (WSP) in 2020. </p><p>The WSP provides a total cash payout of $3,000 for all eligible Singaporeans. Eligible employees and self-employed persons will receive the same amount of $3,000, which will be paid over two equal payments of $1,500 each, in July and October 2020. The WSP will be paid automatically without the need to apply, if they qualify for WIS for work done in WY2019. </p><p>The WSP will provide additional support for low-wage workers aged 35 and above in 2019<sup>1</sup>.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Extension of Workfare Special Payment</strong> </p><p>As announced on 17 August 2020, the WSP will be extended to include lower-wage workers aged 35 and above in 2020<sup>1</sup> who received WIS payment for WY2020, and who have not already qualified for WSP previously. New eligible recipients will receive the full one-off WSP of $3,000 from October 2020 onwards. The WSP will be paid automatically without the need to apply, if they qualify for WIS for work done in WY2020. </p><span style="font-size:0.9em;"> <sup>1</sup> Persons with disabilities aged 35 and below, who meet the WIS eligibility criteria for WY2019 or WY2020, will also receive the WSP. </span>Workfare Special Payment28691784
UnderstandWho is eligible for Workfare Special Payment scheme and how much will I get? <p>You will be eligible for the Workfare Special Payment (WSP) if you qualify for the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS)<sup>1</sup> for </p><ul><li>Work Year (WY) 2019 before 31 March 2021; or</li><li>Work Year (WY) 2020 before 31 December 2021 and were previously not eligible for WSP.</li></ul><p>Workers aged 35 and below with disabilities and are eligible for WIS will also be eligible for WSP.</p><p>Please refer to the <a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/members/FAQ/schemes/Retirement/Workfare-Income-Supplement-Scheme/FAQDetails?category=Retirement&group=Workfare%20Income%20Supplement%20Scheme&folderid=18107&ajfaqid=8808986">eligibility criteria for WIS WY2019</a>.</p><p>Please refer to the <a href="https://www.cpf.gov.sg/members/FAQ/schemes/Retirement/Workfare-Income-Supplement-Scheme/FAQDetails?category=Retirement&group=Workfare%20Income%20Supplement%20Scheme&folderid=18107&ajfaqid=8862064">eligibility criteria for WIS WY2020</a>.</p> <span style="font-size:0.9em;"> <sup>1</sup> Employees would be eligible for WSP if they receive WIS at least once for the work done in the Work Year i.e. 2019 or 2020, whichever is applicable. </span> <p> </p><p>Eligible recipients will receive a total of $3,000 WSP, based on the following schedule:</p><p> <strong>Workfare Special Payment – Payment Schedule</strong></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:50%;">​<strong>Eligible Recipients</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:50%;"> <strong>​Disbursement Timeline</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​Singaporeans who received WIS for WY2019 </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​Eligible to receive a $3,000 WSP, which will be paid over two equal payments of $1,500 each in July and October 2020*.</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableFooterRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span style="color:#444444;">Singaporeans who received WIS for WY2020, but not WY2019 </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;"> <span style="color:#444444;">Eligible to receive a $3,000 WSP, which will be paid in full in October 2020^.</span></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Notes: </p><p>* Singaporeans who qualify for WY2019 WIS after July 2020 but before 31 March 2021 will receive the WSP in the month that they become eligible for WY2019 WIS.</p><p>^ Singaporeans who qualify for WY2020 WIS after October 2020 but before 31 December 2021 will receive the WSP in the month that they become eligible for WY2020 WIS.</p><p> </p><p>To check the WSP you have received, login to the Workfare Portal with your SingPass, under “My Workfare Transactions”. </p>Workfare Special Payment28701785
UnderstandHow and when will I get my Workfare Special Payment? <p>The following table shows the timeline an eligible recipient will receive his/her Workfare Special Payment (WSP): </p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:50%;">​<strong>Eligible Recipients</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:50%;"> <strong>​Disbursement Timeline</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​Singaporeans who received WIS for WY2019 </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;"><p>​Eligible to receive a $3,000 WSP, which will be paid over two equal payments of $1,500 each:</p><ul><li>Via direct bank crediting on <strong>28 July</strong> and <strong>28 Oct 2020</strong>* for those with government-registered bank accounts.</li><li>Via cheque by <strong>15 Aug</strong> and by <strong>15 Nov 2020</strong>.</li></ul></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableFooterRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span style="color:#444444;">Singaporeans who received WIS for WY2020, but not WY2019 </span></td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;"><p> <span style="color:#444444;">Eligible to receive a $3,000 WSP, which will be paid in full on <strong>28 Oct 2020</strong>^:</span></p><ul><li> <span style="color:#444444;">Via direct bank crediting on <strong>28 Oct 2020</strong> for those with government-registered bank accounts.</span></li><li> <span style="color:#444444;">Via cheque by <strong>15 Nov 2020</strong>.</span> </li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><p> <strong>Notes:</strong></p><p>* Singaporeans who qualify for WY2019 WIS after July 2020 but before 31 March 2021 will receive the WSP in the month that they become eligible for WY2019 WIS</p><p>^ Singaporeans who qualify for WY2020 WIS after October 2020 but before 31 December 2021 will receive the WSP in the month that they become eligible for WY2020 WIS</p><p> </p><p>The WSP will be given to eligible Singaporeans in the same way they receive their WIS payments – direct crediting to their bank account, or cheque sent to their NRIC address for those who do not have a bank account registered for cash payments from the Government. Payments by cheque take place up to 2 weeks longer compared to bank crediting.</p><p>WIS recipients who did not provide their bank account details previously are encouraged to do so to receive their payments earlier. They can do so<sup>1</sup> at <a href="https://www.workfare.gov.sg/" target="_blank">https://www.workfare.gov.sg/</a> (using SingPass) by 14 October 2020 to receive October’s WSP directly in their bank accounts.</p><p> <span style="font-size:0.9em;"> <sup>1</sup> If the update of payment request is submitted after the 14th of the month, it will only be effective in the following month.</span></p><p> </p><p> <strong>Notifications</strong></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:50%;">​<strong>WSP Tranche</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:50%;"> <strong>​Notification mode</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">July 2020</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;"><ul><li>Those who have registered their mobile numbers with SingPass would have received SMS notifications on 24 July, informing them of their WSP details.</li><li>Others would have received letters by the following week.</li></ul></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableFooterRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span style="color:#444444;">October 2020</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterOddCol-default" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;"><ul><li> <span style="color:#444444;">Those who have registered their mobile numbers with SingPass will receive notifications on 26 October, informing them of their WSP details.</span></li><li> <span style="color:#444444;">Others will receive letters by the same week.</span></li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Note:</strong></p><p>To verify the authenticity of the SMS, do check that the SMS was sent by “SG-Workfare”. Recipients will not be asked to respond or provide any information to “SG-Workfare”.</p>Workfare Special Payment28711786
UnderstandWho will qualify for Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) for 2019? <p> <strong>If you are an employee: </strong></p><ul><li>You will qualify for WIS for Work Year <strong>(WY) 2019</strong> if you: </li><ul><li>are a Singapore Citizen; </li><li>are 35 years old or above on 31 December 2019 (all persons with disabilities would qualify for WIS); and </li><li>earn a gross monthly income<sup>1</sup> of not more than $2,000 for the month worked<sup>2</sup> </li></ul> <br> <li>However, you will <strong>not </strong>qualify for WIS for <strong>WY2019</strong> if you: <ul><li>live in a property with an annual value<sup>3</sup> of more than $13,000 assessed as at 31 December of the preceding year; </li><li>own two or more properties; or </li><li>if married: <ul><li>you and your spouse together own two or more properties; or </li><li>the assessable income of your spouse for the preceding Year of Assessment exceeds $70,000. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul><p> <span style="font-size:0.9em;"> <sup>1</sup> Gross monthly income includes basic salary and extra wages such as overtime pay and bonuses.</span></p><p> <span style="font-size:0.9em;"> <sup>2</sup> In additional, you must earn an average gross monthly income of not more than $2,000 in the past 12 months.</span></p><p> <span style="font-size:0.9em;"> <sup>3</sup> Annual value is the estimated gross annual rent of the property if it were to be rented out, excluding furniture, furnishings and maintenance fees. It is determined based on estimated market rentals of similar or comparable properties.</span></p><p> </p><p> <strong>If you are a self-employed person: </strong></p><ul><li>You will qualify for WIS for Work Year <strong>(WY) 2019</strong> if you: </li><ul><li>are a Singapore Citizen; </li><li>are 35 years old and above on 31 December 2019 (all persons with disabilities would qualify); </li><li>earn an average monthly income of not more than $2,000; and </li><li>have declared your net trade income and made MediSave contributions. </li></ul> <br> <li>However, you will <strong>not </strong>qualify for WIS for <strong>WY2019</strong> if you: <ul><li>live in a property with an annual value<sup>1</sup> of more than $13,000 assessed as at 31 December of the preceding year; </li><li>own two or more properties; or </li><li>if married: <ul><li>you and your spouse together own two or more properties; or </li><li>the assessable income of your spouse for the preceding Year of Assessment exceeds $70,000. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul><p> <span style="font-size:0.9em;"> <sup>1</sup> Annual value is the estimated gross annual rent of the property if it were to be rented out, excluding furniture, furnishings and maintenance fees. It is determined based on estimated market rentals of similar or comparable properties.</span></p> Workfare Special Payment28751788
UnderstandWho will qualify for Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) for 2020? <p> <strong>If you are an employee: </strong></p><ul><li>You will qualify for Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) for Work Year <strong>(WY) 2020</strong> if you: </li><ul><li>are a Singapore Citizen; </li><li>are 35 years old or above on 31 December 2020 (all persons with disabilities would qualify for WIS); and </li><li>earn a gross monthly income<sup>1</sup> of not more than $2,300 for the month worked<sup>2</sup> </li></ul> <br> <li>However, you will <strong>not </strong>qualify for WIS for <strong>WY2020</strong> if you: <ul><li>live in a property with an annual value<sup>3</sup> of more than $13,000 assessed as at 31 December of the preceding year; </li><li>own two or more properties; or </li><li>if married: <ul><li>you and your spouse together own two or more properties; or </li><li>the assessable income of your spouse for the preceding Year of Assessment exceeds $70,000. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul><p> <span style="font-size:0.9em;"><sup>1</sup> Gross monthly income includes basic salary and extra wages such as overtime pay and bonuses.</span></p><p> <span style="font-size:0.9em;"><sup>2</sup> In additional, you must earn an average gross monthly income of not more than $2,300 in the past 12 months.</span></p><p> <span style="font-size:0.9em;"><sup>3</sup> Annual value is the estimated gross annual rent of the property if it were to be rented out, excluding furniture, furnishings and maintenance fees. It is determined based on estimated market rentals of similar or comparable properties.</span></p><p> </p><p> <strong>If you are a self-employed person: </strong></p><ul><li>You will qualify for WIS for Work Year <strong>(WY) 2020</strong> if you: </li><ul><li>are a Singapore Citizen; </li><li>are 35 years old and above on 31 December 2020 (all persons with disabilities would qualify); </li><li>earn an average monthly income of not more than $2,300; and </li><li>have declared your net trade income and made MediSave contributions. </li></ul> <br> <li>However, you will <strong>not </strong>qualify for WIS for <strong>WY2020</strong> if you: <ul><li>live in a property with an annual value<sup>1</sup> of more than $13,000 assessed as at 31 December of the preceding year; </li><li>own two or more properties; or </li><li>if married: <ul><li>you and your spouse together own two or more properties; or </li><li>the assessable income of your spouse for the preceding Year of Assessment exceeds $70,000. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul><p> <span style="font-size:0.9em;"><sup>1</sup> Annual value is the estimated gross annual rent of the property if it were to be rented out, excluding furniture, furnishings and maintenance fees. It is determined based on estimated market rentals of similar or comparable properties.</span></p>Workfare Special Payment28761789

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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