10 Sep '11, 3am

Single parent disillusioned with MCYS’ CFAS subsidy

Single parent disillusioned with MCYS’ CFAS subsidy

TOC publishes here a letter from one of our readers: – I’m writing to you regarding a matter relating to the Centre-based Financial Assistance Scheme for Childcare (CFAC). I have been given a subsidy for my daughter’s childcare fees beginning in January 2010. I was receiving $309 a month from Jan’10 to Dec’10, as I was in school and had a monthly income of less than $1000. I was told to declare my “net monthly income” on the application form, which was around $800. It was stated on the form that “net monthly income excludes the contribution to CPF and other allowances (e.g. shift, uniform, meal, transport allowance) that the parent does not receive on a regular basis” which I understood as the disposable income which I take home sans CPF. (The old CFAS form is HERE .) Thereafter, I’ve got a job which paid $3200 a month. My disposable income was now $2560. I pay $750 a mont...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/09/single-parent-disillu...

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