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S$370m in excess JSS payouts wrongly credited to 5,400 businesses last Oct

Janice Heng
Published Fri, Apr 9, 2021 · 05:50 AM

Singapore

PROCESSING errors caused S$370 million in excess Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) payouts to be credited to 5,400 businesses last October, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Ministry of Finance (MOF), and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a joint media statement on Thursday.

Such errors also resulted in S$1.2 million in excess foreign worker levy waivers and rebates being granted to 360 businesses in June and July.

Incorrect reopening dates - which affected the level of support firms were meant to receive - had been assigned to the affected businesses within the government's database.

These were mostly firms involved in construction, marine, and process (CMP) projects, but not part of that sector. In response to queries, MTI said these included "manufacturing and …

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