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$50m transport subsidy for low-income, disabled

Published Thu, Jan 16, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[SINGAPORE] The government will fund two transport concession schemes for lower-wage workers (LWW) and persons with disability (PWD) at an annual cost of $50 million.

About 400,000 LWWs and 50,000 PWDs will benefit from these two schemes when they are implemented on July 6.

LWWs under the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) scheme will get a 15 per cent discount off adult fares. This is to help them pursue better job and training opportunities farther away from their homes. To be eligible, they must be Singaporeans aged 35 years and older, earning an average gross monthly income of below $1,900 and living in a property with an annual value not exceeding $13,0…

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