I am a homemaker/caregiver/babysitter. Can I qualify for the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) scheme?
Allowances received for carrying out family support roles such as babysitting and caregiving for dependants are considered transfers within the family. They are not external sources of income derived from employment, hence it would not be appropriate to consider these transfers for Workfare Income Supplement scheme.
The Government recognises that such family roles are important. There are other forms of government support for these roles, such as the Marriage and Parenthood package which provides broad-based support for couples to raise and care for their children.