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SSIB 2015

Singapore Social Statistics in Brief 2015

The report includes key indicators such as population, standards of living, social assistance and support, marriage, and others. Read more>>

Baby Bonus and Leave Branch has moved to Family@Enabling Village

Baby Bonus and Leave Branch has moved

From 30 September 2015, the Baby Bonus and Leave Branch has moved to Family@Enabling Village at Lengkok Bahru

Social and Family Research Fund

Social and Family Research Fund

SFRF provides funding support to undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and researchers in local universities and research institutes who are interested to conduct social and family research projects. Click here to find out more>>

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29 Jan 2016

Waiting time for professional assessment of persons with disabilities

Parliamentary Secretary answers question by Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef, MP for Marine Parade GRC on the waiting time for professional assessment of persons with disabilities

28 Jan 2016

Appointment of deputies for individuals no longer capable of decisions

Minister answers question by Ms Tin Pei Ling, MP for MacPherson GRC on the appointment of deputies for individuals no longer capable of decisions

28 Jan 2016

Take up rate for paid paternity leave

Minister answers question by Mr Seah Kian Peng, MP for Marine Parade GRC on the take up rate for paid paternity leave

28 Jan 2016

Take-up rate for Lasting Power of Attorney

Minister answers question by Mr Seah Kian Peng, MP for Marine Parade GRC on the take-up rate for Lasting Power of Attorney

27 Jan 2016

Speech by Ms Ang Bee Lian at the Universal Periodic Review

Speech by Ms Ang Bee Lian, Director of Social Welfare at the United Nations Periodic Review in Geneva on 27 January 2016

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Assistance Schemes


Child Care / Infant Care Subsidy


The child care and infant care subsidy is to help parents to defray some of the cost of child care fees and to ensure affordability and accessibility of child care services to all that require the services.

Home Ownership Plus Education (HOPE) Scheme


Provides comprehensive benefits to young, low-income families who choose to keep their family small so they can invest in their children's future and break out of the poverty cycle.

Government-Paid Child Care Leave Scheme


This Scheme enables parents to take paid childcare leave every year until their children turn 7 years old.

Baby Bonus Scheme


Get cash gifts and dollar-for-dollar savings accounts for your children. Baby Bonus helps parents lighten the financial costs of raising children.

Medical Fee Exemption Card


This card provides free medical and hospitalisation treatment at government/restructured hospitals and polyclinics for needy residents of sheltered and disability homes.

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