Heng Swee Keat
Singapore city Singapore

COVID-19 Budget: Unemployment benefits increase; higher cash payouts for adult Singaporeans


SINGAPORE: Financial assistance for the unemployed and low-income workers are set to increase as the COVID-19 pandemic unnerves businesses and employees across Singapore.

“The best way to safeguard the well-being of our people is by supporting them to stay employed,” said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament on Thursday (Mar 26).



“As the impact of COVID-19 on our economy deepens, some workers will lose their jobs or see their incomes significantly

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