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Low-income families with young children to get up to $30k in total payouts under ComLink scheme

Low-income families will be given financial incentives and other support if they work towards improving their lives, in a national push to give these families a leg-up.

Families with children living in highly subsidised Housing Board (HDB) rental flats who qualify can get up to $30,000 in total payouts if they meet certain employment criteria and make voluntary Central Provident Fund contributions to save up to buy their own homes.

Minister for Social and Family Development (MSF) Masagos Zulkifli announced on Nov 20 details of the new ComLink+ scheme, which consists of four Progress Packages in areas like pre-school education, employment and home ownership.

About 14,000 families on the Community Link (ComLink) scheme are eligible for these new areas of support, which will be rolled out from the second half of 2024.

The measures are aimed at motivating families to send their child to pre-school by the age of three, find a stable job that pays CPF and save up to buy their own homes.