25 February 2013 22:29
Singapore Budget 2013

Singapore Budget 2013 - More cash assistance & higher allowance for pensioners



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More cash in assistance & higher allowance for pensioners

The public assistance scheme, which provides financial assistance to those who are unable to work, will be enhanced.

A couple will now receive S$90 more per month for a total of $790 in cash assistance while a recipient in a single-person household will receive S$450 in cash. For recipients who need to incur other expenses, additional assistance will be available to pay for these expenses.

Government pensioners will also see their allowance increase by S$20 to S$280 per month. Their monthly pension ceiling will be raised to S$1,210.

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