Covid-19 Support Measures for Self-Employed Professionals

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Temporary Relief Fund (TRF)

For individuals who have lost their jobs or faced an income loss of at least 30% due to COVID-19.

One-time $500, disbursed by PayNow or cheque.
Apply from 1 April to 30 April 2020, online or at any Social Service Office or Community Centre.

Enhanced Self-Employed Persons Income Relief Scheme (SIRS)

For Singaporean Self-Employed Persons (SEPs) aged >37 in 2020 and who declared positive SEP income to IRAS or CPF Board for the work year 2018, and/or earn income of no more than $2,300 per month from employment work.

Three quarterly cash payouts of $3,000
May 2020 - $3,000
July 2020 - $3,000
October 2020 - $3,000

Point-to-Point Support Package - Extended Special Relief Fund

For taxi and private hire car (PHC drivers). Details on the eligibility criteria will be released later.

$10 per day and rental rebates
May - September 2020

Enhanced Workfare Special Payment

For all Singaporean employees and self-employed persons who received Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) payments in Work Year 2019.

$3,000 to be credited into bank account previously provided or by cheque
July 2020 - $1,500
October 2020 - $1,500

SkillsFuture Credit Top-Up

For all Singaporeans who are 25 years and above by 31 December 2020.

One-time $500 credit top-up
Claimable for courses from the IHLs and NTUC LearningHub from 1 April 2020.
Claimable for full range of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses from 1 October 2020.

Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support)

For all Singaporeans who are 40 to 60 years by 31 December 2020.

One-time $500 credit top-up
Claimable for a selected list of courses from 1 October 2020.

No increases in Government fees and charges for 1 year

Freezing of all government fees and charges for one year, from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. This will apply to all fees for government services.

SGUnited Jobs Virtual Career Fairs (VCF)

SGUnited Jobs VCF focusing on temporary jobs that are immediately available.

SEP Training Support Scheme

For Self-Employed Persons (SEPs) to receive training allowance when they attend and complete courses under SkillsFuture series and approved Sector-specific training programmes.

NTUC Training Fund (SEPs)

This pays on top of SEP Training Support Scheme

NTUC Care Fund Covid-19

For existing NTUC member who lost their jobs or faced an income loss of at least 30%.

Quarantine Order Allowance (QOA) Scheme

The Quarantine Order Allowance (QOA) Scheme is set up to mitigate
financial impact for those who have been served Quarantine Orders under the Infectious Diseases Act.
Under the QOA scheme, claims of $100 per day can be made by two groups:
(i) Self-employed
(ii) Employers, who have employees issued with Quarantine Orders

LOA / SHN Support Programme

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is providing support to help businesses and self-employed persons (SEPs) who are affected by Leave of Absence (LOA) and Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirements due to COVID-19.

Enhance Rental Waivers

3 months rental waiver for hawkers
2 months rental waiver for commercial tenants in govt properties
1 month rental waiver for industrial, office and agricultural tenants of Govt agencies

Pass-through of Property Tax Rebate

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill to ensure pass-through of PTR from property owners to tenants
• 100% rebate for qualifying commercial properties
• 60% rebate for the Integrated Resorts
• 30% rebate for other non-residential properties

Deferment Of Income Tax Payments For Self-Employed Persons

To ease cash flow of self-employed persons, the Government will grant an automatic three-month deferment of their income tax payments. No application is required.

Temporary relief for businesses and individuals unable to fulfil contractual obligations

If you are a business owner who has entered into a contractual agreement recently and experiencing difficulties fulfilling your obligations due to COVID-19, the Ministry of Law has introduced a new law that offers you temporary relief from legal action, on a just and equitable basis, for six months.

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