About Workfare

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Intent of Workfare

Workfare is targeted at lower-income workers, with higher payments for older workers and persons with disabilities.

Infographic depicting families and couples engaging in various activities to illustrate the intent of Workfare.

The fourth pillar of our social security system

“Silver Support and Workfare are the fourth pillar of our social security system. They aim at supplementing incomes so as to mitigate inequalities."


Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam at Budget Round-Up Speech 2015

Graphic displaying the four pillars of Singapore's social security system.