SINGAPORE - THEN
There have been steps taken to relieve the plight of Singaporean single mothers. For example, in 2007, single mothers were given 12 weeks of maternity leave as long as they marry the child's father within three months of the baby's birth.
Single mothers have access to...
Infant care and childcare subsidies:
Medisave grant for newborns
MediShield coverage for congenital and neonatal conditions
Government healthcare subsidies and Medifund
Enhanced subsidies for centre-based infant care and child care
Foreign domestic worker levy concession
Eight weeks paid maternity leave
Unpaid infant care leave
Child development credits
Financial assistance and bursary schemes
Additional aid for low-income families
Kindergarten Financial Assistance Scheme
ComCare Student Care Subsidies
THEY HOPE FOR
An extra eight weeks of paid maternity leave
Parenthood tax rebate, qualifying child relief, handicapped child relief, working mother's child relief and grandparent caregiver relief
This article was first published on January 25, 2015.
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