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Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) Scheme Eligibility Criteria
 

Work Year 2011

You must meet the following eligibility criteria to qualify for WIS for work done in 2011:
  • Be a Singapore Citizen
  • Be aged 35 years and above as at 31 December 2011
  • Lived in a property with Annual Value (AV) not exceeding $13,000 as at 31 December 2010, based your address registered with the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
  • Earn an average gross1 monthly income of $1,700 or less for the work period
  • Employees must have worked at least 3 months out of any 6-month period in 2011
  • Self-employed persons must have declared their net trade income for work done in 2011 and made the relevant Medisave contributions
      o To receive WIS in the mid-year assessment by 1 Sep 2011, self-employed persons must declare their Jan-Jun 2011 income and make the relevant Medisave contributions by 31 July 2011.
      o To receive WIS in the year-end assessment by 1 May 2012, self-employed persons must declare their income for work done in 2011 and make the relevant Medisave contributions by 31 March 2012.
      o If mid-year income declaration is not made, full-year WIS may still be received as long as the income declaration and Medisave contribution for the full year are made.
       
      Work Year 2012
      You must meet the following eligibility criteria to qualify for WIS for work done in 2012:
    • Be a Singapore Citizen
    • Be aged 35 years and above as at 31 December 2012
    • Lived in a property with Annual Value (AV) not exceeding $13,000 as at 31 December 2011, based your address registered with the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
    • Earn an average gross1 monthly income of $1,700 or less for the work period
    • Employees must have worked at least 2 months out of any 3 months period in 2012
    • Self-employed persons must have declared their net trade income for work done in 2012 and made the relevant Medisave contributions
      o To receive WIS in the year-end assessment by 1 May 2013, self-employed persons must declare their income for work done in 2012 and make the relevant Medisave contributions by 31 March 2013.
       
      Work Year 2013
      To qualify for WIS for work done in 2013, you must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a Singapore Citizen;
    • Be aged 35 years and above as at 31 December 2013;
    • Earn an average gross1 monthly income of not more than $1,900;
    • Be staying in a property with Annual Value (AV) not exceeding $13,000 as at 31 December 2012, based your address registered with the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA);
    • Not own two or more properties; and
    • If married,

      (i) You and your spouse together must not own two or more properties; and
      (ii) The assessable income of your spouse must not exceed $70,000 for Year of Assessment 2012

    • Employees must have worked at least 2 months out of any 3 months period in 2013
    • Self-employed persons must have declared their net trade income for work done in 2013 and made the relevant Medisave contributions
        o To receive WIS for work year 2013 by 1 May 2014, self-employed persons must declare their income for work done in 2013 and make the relevant Medisave contributions by 31 March 2014.
         
        1Average gross monthly income includes basic salary and additional wages like overtime pay and bonuses
         
         
         
         Last Updated on: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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