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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Govt to lower threshold for Working Family Allowance starting June

Govt to lower threshold for Working Family Allowance starting June

The Government will substantially reduce the Working Family Allowance Scheme’s working hour requirements for Basic Allowance from 144 to 72 hours per month, with the new move effective for the claim months from June 2021 to May 2022.
Meanwhile, the working hour requirement for Medium Allowance will also be reduced from 168 to 132 hours per month.

However, the existing working hour requirements of 36, 54 and 72 hours per month for Basic, Medium and Higher Allowances respectively for single-parent households will remain unchanged.

The Government will also abolish the Individual-based Work Incentive Transport Subsidy Scheme starting from June, with the last claim month of the scheme being May 2021.

A government spokesman said applicants can submit their last applications with claim months up to May 2021 on or before August 31, 2021.
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