08 Mar '11, 5am

Budget 2011: Public assistance rates to go up in April: SINGAPORE: Families on the public assistance scheme can

Budget 2011: Public assistance rates to go up in April: SINGAPORE: Families on the public assistance scheme can

SINGAPORE: Families on the public assistance scheme can expect to receive more cash allowance every month from April. A single person household will get S$400 per month compared to S$360 previously. The cap for those receiving additional assistance to help them cope with their children's expenses will also be adjusted from S$130 to S$150 per child per month. With the changes, the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) said a family of four on the PA scheme - comprising two adults and two children, may now receive up to S$1,350 per month. The increase in PA allowance rates will benefit some 3,000 households. The PA scheme provides financial help for Singaporeans with no or little means of income and family support. MCYS said it reviews the PA allowance rates periodically to ensure they are adequate to meet the basic living needs of PA recipients.

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