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People eligible for COVID-19 Support Grant do not need to be unemployed for 3 straight months before applying

Jun 04, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE: People who are eligible for the COVID-19 Support Grant need not wait until they are unemployed for three consecutive months before applying for assistance, said Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee on Thursday.

"They are eligible for the COVID-19 Support Grant now if they provide supporting documents, such as a letter from their employer, showing that they will be affected for at least three consecutive months."

Individuals who are ineligible for the COVID-19 Support Grant but require further support can apply for ComCare assistance, which provides monthly cash assistance to low-income households to help cover daily living expenses, household bills and medical expenses.

Those who are receiving ComCare assistance are not eligible for the COVID-19 Support Grant.

ComCare beneficiaries can also visit Social Service Officers for a review of their current support if their circumstances have changed - for instance, if they have lost their jobs or faced a reduction in income due to COVID-19.