Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concessions Extended in Singapore
Concessions to Be Extended From 1 September 2019
The Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) levy concession will be extended in Singapore beginning 1 September 2019.
The extension will include extended family members or friends of those under the FDW employer. However, those who need caregiver assistance from the FDW levy must be Singaporean citizens. To be eligible, they would also need to be:
- A child below 16-years of age
- An elderly at least 67-years of age and above; or
- A disabled individual (certified by the Agency for Integrated Care).
To automatically be eligible for the FDW levy concession, employers must indicate who the eligible persons are which are being cared for. Details must be included in the FDW application. Once completed, applications can be submitted through the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore’s website.
The levy concessions will be granted for one FDW per eligible person within the household. The concessions will be capped at a two per household.
What is a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession?
A levy concession in Singapore is a support package made available to Singaporeans who need care. If you employ a foreign domestic worker in your home, you are considered an FDW employer. Employers enjoy a concessionary rate of $60 monthly, should you meet the qualifying criteria.
For more information on the FDW levy concession, click here.