Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities
The Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities Scheme enables families to pay a lower monthly levy ($170 instead of $265) when employing full-time caregivers to help look after their loved ones with disabilities.
Each household is also only eligible for levy concessions for up to two FDWs at any one time, including those hired with levy concessions pertaining to young children or elderly persons.
The person needing care must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident aged ≤12 and/or ≥65 and certified by an appointed medical practitioner as requiring assistance in at least one Activity of Daily Living*.
The person needing care should be the employer of the FDW or related to the employer – as the child, grandchild, spouse, sibling, sibling-in-law, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, or grandparent-in-law. If the person needing care is related to the employer, he/she should be living with the employer at the same NRIC-registered address.
Once all the above conditions are fulfilled, the employer of the FDW will automatically qualify for the levy concession under the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Please apply directly with MOM.
(*The six Activities of Daily Living are washing/bathing, feeding, toileting, transferring, dressing, and mobility.)
Visit an appointed medical practitioner for assistance in sending the application form and assessment report to the Centre for Enabled Living (CEL). However, do give the clinic a call first before making your way down for assessment.
The full cost of the medical assessment will be borne by the applicant and will not be refunded even if the application for the levy concession is not supported or approved.
Applicants are advised to first seek approval from the Ministry of Manpower to hire a FDW before applying for the levy concession.
The monthly Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant of $120 will apply to households:
- with a per capita monthly income of up to $2,200;
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MCYS will also exercise flexibility to extend the same grant to those taking care of family members with more severe intellectual disabilities, autism and sensory impairments.