More help coming the way of individuals still impacted by the pandemic. Heard of the COVID-19 Recovery Grant?
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will launch the COVID19 Recovery Grant (CRG) on 18 January 2021 to support lower- to middle-income employees and self-employed persons (SEPs) who are financially impacted by COVID-19.
The Government had earlier provided a suite of Budget relief measures this year to support households and workers during this difficult period.
These measures include the:
In addition, the National Jobs Council has been working closely with tripartite partners to create jobs, traineeships, attachments and training opportunities under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package.
Individuals placed into traineeships, attachments or training opportunities receive training allowances for their living expenses throughout the duration of their training.
The Government has also set aside $1 billion for the Jobs Growth Incentive to enable firms that continue to do well to bring forward their hiring plans and create good jobs for locals.
Why COVID-19 Recovery Grant (CRG)?
Given the protracted economic impact of COVID-19, there remain individuals who are still significantly affected by job loss or income loss despite these earlier measures.
The Government has therefore decided to provide targeted support to help these individuals while they actively search for a new job or training opportunities.
Quantum of financial support from COVID-19 Recovery Grant
For employees unemployed due to retrenchment or involuntary contract termination, and for those placed on involuntary no-pay leave for at least 3 consecutive months:
For employees who suffer loss of income and self-employed persons (SEPs) facing loss of income:
Who is eligible
Check out your eligibility for the COVID-19 Recovery Grant.
Who is not eligible
If you’re a full-time National Serviceman, or you are a recipient of Comcare, then you are not eligible for the COVID-19 Recovery Grant. Also, if you are a current recipient of selected COVID-19 support schemes with overlapping assistance period, then you do not qualify.
How to apply for the grant
From Jan 18 to Dec 31 next year, individuals can apply online from 9am to 10pm every day