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Organization : Ministry Of Social & Family Development
Facility Name : Student Care Fee Assistance (SCFA)
Applicable For : Children age between 7 – 14
Country : Singapore
Website : https://www.msf.gov.sg/Comcare/Pages/ComCare-Student-Care-Subsidies.aspx

MSF SCFA Singapore

Student Care Fee Assistance (SCFA) Singapore

Related / Similar Service : MSF HOPE Scheme Singapore

How to Qualify?

ComCare may be able to help if :
** both you and your spouse are working at least 56 hours per month*;
** your total gross monthly household income is $4,500 or less, or your total gross monthly household per capita income is $1,125 or less;

** your child is 7 – 14 years of age;
** your child attends a MSF-registered Student Care Centre; and

** your child is a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident (at least one immediate family member in the same household must be a Singapore Citizen).

This assistance is also available to children with disabilities in special Student Care Centres. Approach SG Enable for more information.

*If either parent/legal guardian is not working atleast 56 hours per month, he or she needs to have valid reasons with documentary proof. Valid reasons can include looking for work, medical leave, incarceration, being a certified full-time caregiver for a dependant, etc.

How to Apply?

To apply
Step 1 : Obtain an application form and apply for the scheme at any MSF-registered Student Care Centre.
Step 2 : You can find Student Care Centres administering the subsidies here.

Documents Required :
You need to bring the following
** Copy of your child’s Birth Certificate
** Copy of both parents’ updated NRIC. If the child is cared for by a guardian, please provide a copy of the proof of guardianship and the guardian’s NRIC.
** Latest copy of both parents’ pay slips or a letter from employers stating both parents’ monthly income.

Assistance Provided

You may receive
** Monthly subsidy

The amount of subsidy is dependent on your monthly household income

For households with 4 or fewer family members For households with 5 or more family members Revised Subsidy

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(wef 1 Jul 2020)

 

For SCCs with fees < $295    For SCCs with fees ≥ $295
Gross Household Income ($) Gross Per Capita Income ($) Subsidy (%) Maximum subsidy ($)
≤ 1,500 ≤ 375 98 ​290
1501 – 2,000 376 – 500 95 ​280
2,001 – 2,200 501 – 550 90 ​266
2,201 – 2,400 551 – 600 85 ​251
2,401 – 2,600 601 – 650 80 ​236
2,601 – 2,800 651 – 700 70 ​207
2,801 – 3,000 701 – 750 60 ​177
3,001 – 3,200 751 – 800 50 ​148
3,201 – 3,400 801 – 850 40 ​118
3,401 – 3,500 851 – 875 40 ​118
3,501 – 4,000 876 – 1,000 30 ​89
4,001 – 4,500​ ​1,001 – 1,125 ​20 ​59

** A one-off Start-Up Grant of up to $400 per child.

The grant can be used to pay for the initial costs such as deposit, registration fee, uniforms, and insurance.

Special Student Care Centres

Special Student Care Centres (SSCCs) offer subsidised before and after school care services for students with special needs aged 7 to 18.

From 1 July 2020, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will
** enhance subsidies for Special Student Care services to better support families
** broaden the income criteria for means-tested subsidies so that more families qualify for Student Care Fee Assistance (SCFA).

Overview :
Special Student Care Centres (SSCCs) provide before and after school care services to Special Education (SPED) school-going students with disabilities aged 7 to 18.

The care services could also include educational support, social and life skills for independent living.

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