Are you a Singaporean aged 21 and above? This news is for you!
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat announced on 6 April 2020, all adult Singaporeans will receive a one-off Solidarity Payment of $600 in cash. The recent announcement also includes these changes:
- Bringing forward the Care and Support $300 cash payout announced earlier
- Providing an additional $300, bringing the total to $600 for every adult Singaporean.
- The Solidarity Payment will be credited directly into their bank accounts by 14 Apr 2020.
- The rest who have not provided their bank account details to the government will receive the payment by cheque, to be issued in stages later, starting from 30 Apr 2020.
For other cash payouts under the Care and Support Package, it will be brought forward to Jun 2020 instead of Aug 2020 with the following:
- The remaining $300 or $600 from the higher tiers of the Care and Support cash payout
- Additional $300 payout for each parent with at least one child aged 20 and below
- The $100 PAssion Card top-up, which will be given in cash, for Singaporeans aged 50 and above
Learn more about solidarity payment.
The government recognises that Singaporeans livelihood is not the only aspect that is affected by COVID-19 pandemic, so besides financial support, emotional and mental health support are also provided during this period.
Community mental health support services will continue to provide care and support for clients through phone consultations.
A 24/7 National Care Hotline will be set up by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.
Sources: Gov.sg, Singapore Budget, Today Online, Solidarity Budget
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