Low Income

CANCER STRICKEN MUM RECEIVED $900K IN CROWDFUNDS DENIED MEDICAL SUBSIDIES

Ms Tam Chek Ming, 46, raised $900,000 in crowdfunding after she launched appeals for help on crowdfunding platforms Give.Asia and Generosity... but now she has run into problems with receiving state subsidies for her medical treatment as the National University Cancer Institute has screened her out of these subsidies due to her new found financial wealth.

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DROP IN FERTILITY RATE DUE TO WEAK SG LABOUR LAWS AND LOW PAY

I refer to the article “Singapore’s total fertility rate dipped to 1.20 in 2016” (Straits Times, Feb 11). It states that “The new data shows 33,161 Singaporean babies were born last year, about 600 fewer than in the previous year (2015). The drop pulled down the country’s total fertility rate (TFR) to 1.20. The TFR measures the average number of children per woman. It is below the previous year’s 1.24, which is well below the 2.1 rate a population needs to achieve to replace itself.”

How many of you have seen a friend, relative or colleague suffer together with their family and children, when they lose their jobs, had substantial cuts in income or had hardly any real increase in income for years?

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COUPLE WITH $1.5 MILLION ASSETS COMPLAIN THEY ARE LOW INCOME IN S'PORE

My wife and I are a low income grad couple. We have two children in secondary schools. We are both 49 years old and only earning $160k pa in total. Our paid up condo is in the OCR and is valued at only $900k. We drive a small non continental car. Our net worth (including our condo and car) is only $1.5m in total. Life is not so easy. We worry about our finances.

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GIVE SG50 BONUS TO ALL LOW INCOME CITIZENS INSTEAD OF JUST CIVIL SERVANTS

Everytime its all about the civil servant.. maybe the GOVT shud relooked and, since its sg 50..., give that 500 to the road sweepers, the cleaners, the old age, the poor, the homeless, the middle n low income families, the true singaporean, the parents of special children and children with chronic illnesses, the preschool teachers, the odd job labourers, the single parents, the orphanages, old folks at OLd folks home, and the housewives. NOT SPECIFICALLY civil servants!!!

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[COMPLAIN] GETTING TIRED OF THE RAT RACE IN SINGAPORE

Recently, I'm starting to wonder if I'm slowly slipping out of the "middle class" bracket and into the "low income" bracket. My wife and I are both working and we earn average incomes, combined about 10K a month. Our children are in school and expenses are getting super high.

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LOW INCOME FAMILIES TO GET 100MBPS FIBRE INTERNET FOR JUST $6 A MONTH

For no more than S$6 a month, eligible low-income households are set to get fibre broadband Internet access for four years, with the launch of the S$10 million Digital Inclusion (DI) Fund aimed at ensuring that the less well-off can keep up with advances in the digital landscape. These households — which have a monthly household income of less than S$1,900 and no school-going children — will also get a basic computing device. Altogether, this programme under the DI Fund — called the Home Access programme — is set to benefit about 8,000 households.

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