In the 2021 Budget Statement, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat announced measures to strengthen support for families amidst an uncertain economic situation. The Household Support Package, which will cost about $900 million, will provide support to all families, particularly lower- to middle-income families.
Household Support Package
For Singaporeans who have been badly affected by the pandemic, such as lower-income families, there will be additional support as well. ComLink, an initiative to help families with children who are staying in rental housing, will be expanded significantly to a nationwide programme to eventually cover 14,000 families with children, over the next two years.
In addition, there will be further support for children with special needs. The Inclusive Support Programme will be piloted to support children with developmental needs. This programme integrates the provision of early intervention and early childhood services for children who require up to medium levels of early intervention support.