A fair and equitable society
1. $8 billion Pioneer Generation Package
Medisave top-up of $200 to $800 a year.
MediShield Life premium subsidy from 40 per cent to 60 per cent.
Extra 50 per cent off subsidised outpatient bill.
Disability assistance of $1,200 a year.
Employers: One percentage point more to Medisave from next year; 0.5 to one percentage point more to Special Account for those aged above 50 to 65.
Workers aged above 50 to age 55: 0.5 percentage point more to Ordinary Account.
Kindergarten: Subsidy raised to up to $160 monthly for low-income households, and extended to the middle-income.
Primary school: 40 more student care centres over two years.
Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics and universities: Higher bursaries, campus-based offices to support special needs students.
4. People with disabilities
$32 million in subsidies for early intervention programmes.
$24 million in subsidies for bus, train, taxi and dedicated transport services.
5. Tax relief for dependants
Up to $2,000 more in parent tax relief, up to $3,000 more for parents with disabilities; relief can now be shared among family members.
$2,000 more in tax relief for other dependants with disabilities.