no one know??
This is a discussion on Maid Levy and other issues within the Domestic Helper, Nanny and Confinement Lady forum, part of the You and Your Family category; I'm currently looking for a maid.. but i cant employ 1 under my name.. my mother in law will be employing her.. ...
I'm currently looking for a maid.. but i cant employ 1 under my name.. my mother in law will be employing her..
i was just wondering how much are the levy n pay lyk for a filipino maid with no day off.. my mother in law wants a new one, not a transfer.. n if my mother in law is to employ 1 to look after grandchildren (my kids), will the levy still be $170??
i also heard that we can still buy the $5000 coverage insurance now.. but from jan 2010 onwards, we must buy the $15000 coverage .. how much are we suppose to pay for the insurance?? it's a 1 time thing right??
no one know??
As for pay wise it all depends on the experience and also depending how the maid might request more for no day off.
The 5k you talking about is it the security bond?
The coverage must be at least $5,000 a year for each FDW's inpatient care and day surgery during her stay in Singapore. The requirement to purchase and maintain medical insurance will be included as a Work Permit condition. This is in line with the employers' existing responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of their foreign workers, including the provision of medical treatment.
- Medical insurance
the $5k i'm talking bout is the medical insurance..
the security bond is the one that insure us if in any case the maid runs off izzit???
*first time researching bout this thingy.. very blur~~*
so you mean as long as under same household (aka address) got below 12years old or/and 65years old = levy is $170 lahz?? icic.. okok..
then monthly need pay what?? maid expenses, her pay, levy only??
When I hired my maid, we enquired about using my parent's name to hire the maid but my boy is under the maids' care cos we already had a maid at that time under my parent's names. CANNOT. Levy will still be normal rate, not $170/month.
So we transferred by mum's maid at that time to my husband's name so that the levy is $170/month.
For the security bond & medical insurance, I rmb paying a lump sum of around $250 for both of that together.
Even if got elderly more than 65yo, you need to submit a form declaring that you are the main provider before you can get the subsidized levy. That was what my mum had to do for my grandmother who has passed away already.
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huh?? i dont quite understand..
your parents already have a maid under their name, so cannot employ another one with $170 levy?? or grandparents cannot employ maid for grandchildren with $170 levy??
i dont have anyone here above 65yo.. so it's out of the question..
There is a 5k security bond in form of a bank/insurance guarantee valid for 26 mths.
5k per year for medical ins (inpatient and day care surgery).
For subsidized levy is $170 or $6 per day for part-month employment.
For application for subsidized levy, child's birth cert or proved of elderly doc. must be submit.
There will be a additional run away bond, but amount depend on agency.
means when i go the agency i need bring my kid's birth cert lahz?? okok.. 1 b/c will do rite?? cuz the other one still in my tummy~~ LOL!!
what else my mother in law need to bring?? she's gonna be the one employing.. she need to bring her income tax statement, cpf statement (latest year or last 5 years ??) n what else??
I think you can check with the agency about the doc need to bring to prove for the use of maid in order to get subsidized levy but the 'must' doc is proof of income i.e pay slip or CPF contribution (6mths) for employee or income tax (2 years) for self employed. Birth cert of the child (below 7).
one thing is you also need to pay upfront $$ for the maid's salary, my uncle employed an Indo Maid last year, he paid $3k plus to start employing her, and then no need to pay her salary for the next 6-8 months. I cannot remember the reason behind this, mummies with Maids please advise on the upfront $$ to be made?
employ FDW so mafan lehh~
employ me laa
me not mafan~~~
Part time maid ~~~~
disclaimer: Once yr baby is in my arms, for the really cute ones, sorry, i wonx return to you anymore~~~
*Eyeing at Letitia*
Upfront payment is to pay off their loan for them.
Some agents allow post dated cheques but their agency fee will be higher.
I paid mine upfront $2k plus.
I suggest you call up a few agency to ask and compare. Some might just wanna rip you off.
1. Maid Salary & Loan - You have to pay their loan amount. For new maid, usually 3k+. Then the next 10 months, or less, depending on their monthly pay, you dont't have to pay the full amount. Just pay them $10. Which means, eg., their loan is $3k. Their monthly is $350. First 8 months, you only pay your maid $10. 9th month, you pay your maid $70. Then 10th month onwards, you pay their full monthly, which is $350.
2. Maid Levy - Quote from MOM website.
By right, your agency should be able to advice you all the correct information. If you need a better agency, which reasonable agent fee, just PM me. I can let you have my maid's agent's contact.Levy Concession
You can apply for a levy concession for up to two FDWs if you satisfy the following conditions A, B, C or D:
(i) The employer or spouse has a child who is a Singapore Citizen below 12 years old living with him/her; or
(ii) The employer or spouse has a grandchild who is a Singapore Citizen below 12 years old living with him/her.
(i) The employer or co-residing spouse is a Singapore Citizen aged 65 years old and above; or
(ii) The employer or spouse is a Singapore Citizen and the other party is a Singapore Permanent Resident aged 65 years old or above, both of whom live at the same registered address as in the Identity Card (NRIC).
(i) The employer or spouse has a parent, parent-in-law, grandparent or grandparent-in-law who is a Singapore Citizen aged 65 years old or above, living with him/her at the same registered address as in the NRIC; or
(ii) The employer or spouse is a Singapore Citizen and has a parent, parent-in-law, grandparent or grandparent-in-law who is a Singapore Permanent Resident aged 65 years old or above, living with him/her at the same registered address as in the NRIC.
From 15 September 2007, the FDW levy concession will be extended to FDW's employers with disability or who have family members with disability and require a full-time caregiver's assistance in Activities of Daily Living.
For more information on the eligibility criteria and application procedures, please visit the Centre of Enabled Living (CEL) website.
For Conditions A(i) and B: - The employer is not required to apply for the levy concession as long as he/she provides the full details of all family members (living in the same household) in the Work Permit application.
For Conditions A(ii) and C(ii): - as long as the details of all family members (living in the same household) are provided in the FDW WP application, and the FDW application was made on/after 1 January 2006, the employer need not apply separately for the levy concession. But if the FDW application was made before 1 January 2006, please apply separately for the levy concession and declare the details of all family members (living in the same household) in the levy concession application.
For Condition C(i): - as long as the details of all family members (living in the same household) are provided in the FDW WP application, and the FDW application was made on/after 1 August 2004, the employer need not apply separately for the levy concession. But if the FDW application was made before 1 August 2004, please apply separately for the levy concession and declare the details of all family members (living in the same household) in the levy concession application.
Please allow up to two weeks for the application to be processed. The outcome will be mailed to the employer.
Please note that the foreign worker levy will be reviewed annually and adjusted if necessary.
For her necessary needs, like pad, shampoo, etc, it up to you to decide if you want to provide them or not. Some maid actually brought their own shampoo, etc.
adoncia: thanks thanks!! very very helpful info..
but , how to calculate pay how much huh?? meaning the $3000 is lyk "salary-in-advance" ???
If everything upfront, I think you had better check carefully. What you normally gotta pay is agent fee, maid's medical insurance, and the loan. You also gotta check with them if lets say you need to replace maid, what is the free replacement time that they give you bcoz some dont give you free, they charge you for every single thing.
If installment, then usually its just the agent fee and medical insurance.
Thats why I suggest for you to call up a few agents to ask. Some may tell you, they charge only maybe $188 for agent fee. When on the actual day itself, they tell you other things.
By right, if you have spoken to your agent already, he or she should have informed you this already and even tell you what to do.
And before employing a maid, you need to take a test online as well.
~the medical insurance of for the maid can be paid with post dated cheque, directly to the insurance company..
~then the maid loan is not cfm yet (cuz have not choose the maid mahz), he told me it ranges from $2100-$2800..
~for replacement of maid is no charge.. but the previous maid must at least work for us for 2months, then can replace..
~i did the test for my aunt, the course is quite ez.. but my mother in law employed maid before.. so she dont need do the test..
lyk that agent ok mahz??
You mean the advance amount? That's the loan amount. How much to pay depends. New maid usually need about S$3k+ to start. If you get transferred maid, then the loan will be lesser. Only your agent can tell you how much to pay. Yup, it's like salary in advance like that.