339,000 workers received their Workfare Special Bonus

HRM 03 Dec 2012

About 339,000 older and low-wage workers received their third instalment of the Workfare Special Bonus (WSB) last Saturday.

The bonus is part of the government’s S$3.2 billion “Grow & Share” package that was announced in February last year to help workers cope with the rising costs of living. 

The bonus is given on top of the regular Workfare Income Supplement (WIS), and paid in four instalments.

The first two instalments were paid in May and December last year. Workers who qualify for the scheme will be paid fully in cash.

In an example by Channel News Asia, a recipient aged 60 and above who earns less than S$1,000 a month received S$700 in WSB last Saturday, in addition to the S$2,800 he would have received in WIS this year. Altogether, he would have obtained a total of S$3,500.

A worker who is 45 years old and earning the same wage received S$350 in WSB this year, on top of the S$1,400 that he would have received in WIS, resulting in a total of S$1,750.



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