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Applying for SIRS: Things You Should Know

Whether or not you are a freelancer, you would’ve most probably heard of the term Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) by now. It is a scheme first introduced by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) this year following Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat’s Resilience Budget on 26 March 2020. …

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About 88,000 to automatically benefit from Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme

The Ministry of Manpower will introduce a Self-Employed Person (SEP) Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) to support eligible SEPs with less means, and tide them over this period of economic uncertainty.  Under the scheme, eligible SEPs will receive three quarterly cash payouts of $3,000 each in May, July and October 2020.  Eligibility Criteria …

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DBS Home Loan Payment Relief

Get a 6-month principal repayment deferment on your DBS Home Loan if your employment and income have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit https://www.dbs.com.sg/Contact/dbs/homeloans/cashflow-relief/default.page

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Arts Self-Employed Persons/Freelancers COVID-19 Survey

To help the National Arts Council better understand the impact of COVID-19 on Singaporean/PR Self-Employed Persons (SEPs)/ Freelancers working in the arts and culture sector, please visit the link below and complete the survey. Link: Arts Self-Employed Persons/Freelancers COVID-19 Survey

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COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

Check out the link before for the list, which is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers …

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Are you Self-Employed?

You may like to check on IRAS’ Basic Guide for Self-Employed Persons to learn the basics. For more information, please visit https://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/Businesses/Self-Employed/Learning-the-basics/Basic-Guide-for-Self-Employed-Persons/

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5 ways the Resilience Budget will help Singapore’s workers

The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to contain it has directly impacted the global economy. How the global economic situation evolves will be beyond Singapore’s control. But Deputy Heng Swee Keat announced in a ministerial statement on 26 Mar, that additional measures can help us mitigate the extent of …

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Resilience Budget: Self-employed persons to get S$1,000 cash each month, more training allowance

THE Singapore government will provide direct cash assistance to self-employed persons to help them ride out the Covid-19 storm, under a supplementary budget announced on Thursday afternoon. Eligible self-employed persons will receive S$1,000 a month for nine months as part of a new Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS). The government is …

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

Financial assistance for the unemployed and low-income workers are set to increase as the COVID-19 outbreak unnerves businesses and employees across Singapore. For more details, please visit https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid19-coronavirus-budget-unemployment-benefits-heng-swee-keat-12578890

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TraceTogether, safer together

Help stop the spread of COVID-19 through community-driven contact tracing. Find out more HERE

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