Govt to extend current enhancements to Jobs Support Scheme for affected sectors by 3 weeks

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The Government will extend the current enhancements to the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) for affected sectors by three weeks before tapering it down to 10 per cent for another two weeks.

This was announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) on June 18 during the press conference.

Extension of subsidies

Due to the cessation of dining-in at F&B establishments from May 16 to June 13, the Government previously increased the JSS support rate to 50 per cent of the first S$4,600 of gross monthly wages paid to local employees.

This support scheme continued during Stage 1 of Phase 3 (Heightened Alert) and will be extended for the next three weeks from June 21.

Source: Ministry of Health

The JSS support rate will be reduced to 10 per cent on Jul 12, and continue for another two weeks.

Subsidies for NEA-appointed operators

The Government will also extend the subsidies for fees for table-cleaning and centralised dishwashing services, and provide rental waivers, till mid-July 2021 for stallholders in centres managed by National Environment Agency (NEA) or NEA-appointed operators.

To help other workers who remain affected by the extended tightened safe management measures, the Government will also extend the Covid-19 Recovery Grant (Temporary) [CRG-T] until July 31, 2021.

Existing CRG-T recipients who continue to require assistance can also apply for a second tranche of CRG-T support

in July.

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will share more details soon.

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