Financial Assistance

MENDAKI DENIES INDIAN MUSLIMS OF FINANCIAL HELP, WELCOMES ONLY THOSE WHO ARE SUCCESSFUL

A netizen wrote on her Facebook on facing an identity crisis as an Indian Muslim. She said Mendaki has denied Indian Muslims of financial assistance but invite only those who are successful to some photo-taking ceremony. She could not be bothered anymore about Mendaki's lack of help, given that her daughter did not manage to receive help from it as well.

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GOVERNMENT CAN'T JUST SAY IT HELPS THE POOR, MUST SHOW DETAILS OF FINANCIAL AID TOO

The Government should give details of how much aid was given to dispel distrust in our welfare system. Why is it that half of those who applied for ComCare did not qualify for it? If the Government claims it is indeed helping the poor, then it should jolly well be transparent and disclose details of how much financial assistance they are giving. Without more transparency, people will have the impression that they are falling through the cracks or that the Government may not be doing enough.

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HELP FOR NEEDY DEPENDS ON WHICH TOWN COUNCILS THEY ARE IN?

I am somewhat confused. Can anyone help to explain what does “would ensure that there was no excessive help given to some particular needy persons on the one hand, and no neglect of families on the other hand, ensuring a spread of support to all households that need support” mean? According to the ComCare annual report for FY2015 – there were 39,548 unique households (86,759 unique beneficiaries) that received financial assistance.

So, how do we decide which of the 39,548 households to give the eggs for only 2,500 needy households to? Is it not indicative, arguably, of how inadequate our assistance programmes under ComCare are? With each Community Development Council (CDC) or town council having their own piecemeal assistance programmes – we may have a situation whereby getting milk powder or eggs, etc, may depend on where you live.

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12,000 HOUSEHOLDS RECEIVE FINANCIAL HELP BUT 360,000 STILL LIVING IN POVERTY?

The ComCare Annual Report is a welcome exception, as it shows how much money is given out under the various ComCare schemes. However, these statistics could be more comprehensive, since figures on the number of applications received are not released.” My curiousity was aroused by the above, as the ComCare statistics did give the number of applications for financial assistance and the success rate in the past – which apparently has disappeared, according to AWARE’s above letter.

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