Over 7,000 applications received so far for Covid-19 Recovery Grant: Masagos
SINGAPORE — More than 7,000 applications had been received for the Covid-19 Recovery Grant as of Wednesday (Jan 20), Mr Masagos Zulkifli said. Social and Family Development Minister Masagos Zulkifli.
SINGAPORE — More than 7,000 applications had been received for the Covid-19 Recovery Grant as of Wednesday (Jan 20), Mr Masagos Zulkifli said.
The Minister of Social and Family Development also said that online applications for the grant end on Dec 31 this year and “there is no need to rush”.
Applications opened on Monday for the grant, which provides temporary financial assistance to employees and self-employed persons whose incomes have been significantly affected by the pandemic.
Volunteers have been stepping up to support grant operations and in a Facebook post on Thursday, Mr Masagos said that he was “heartened to see this strong community spirit (of) Singaporeans helping to uplift one another, to tide us through this crisis”.
His ministry will continue to support Singaporeans to overcome challenges in this pandemic, he wrote.
Applications for the Covid-19 Support Grant and Sirs had closed at the end of last year.
HOW NEW GRANT PROVIDES RELIEF
For three months, up to S$700 will be provided monthly to workers who have been retrenched, terminated or placed on involuntary no-pay leave for at least three consecutive months
For three months, up to S$500 will be provided monthly to workers whose incomes have been cut by at least 50 per cent for at least three consecutive months
This is also help for self-employed individuals who lost an average of 50 per cent in income for at least three consecutive months, compared with their average monthly income in 2019 or 2020
Applicants' job or income losses must have occurred after Jan 23 last year — the day the first Covid-19 case was detected in Singapore
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE GRANT
Applicants must have a gross monthly household income of S$7,800 or less, or a monthly per capita income of S$2,600 or less, before being affected by the crisis
Applicants must be economically active and have worked for at least six months cumulatively between January 2019 and December 2020, before being hit by the economic downturn caused by the pandemic
Applicants must have had their income cut by at least 50 per cent
Applicants must not own more than one property and must live in one with an annual value of less than S$21,000
Applicants must show that they have been looking for jobs or applying for skills training programmes through government portals, attending job interviews or taking part in career coaching at government-linked career centres
Applicants cannot be concurrently receiving support through ComCare assistance programmes or SGUnited relief packages
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GRANT
Until Dec 31 this year, individuals may apply online at go.gov.sg/CRG from 9am to 10pm every day
Applicants should prepare supporting documents such as bank statements
Those who are not able to apply online may visit their nearest Social Service Office under the Ministry of Social and Family Development