WSS encourages low wage workers to undertake training that leads to more impactful employment outcomes.
Eligible individuals may receive:
Refer to infosheet for terms and conditions
To qualify, individual must meet the following criteria:
To qualify for training allowance at $6 per hour, individual must:
For courses that commence from 1 Jul 2020
You will need to have a valid PayNow account tied to your NRIC number for TA to be disbursed to you.
If you are employed, your employer will be making regular CPF contributions to your CPF account, and you are not required to apply for TA.
If you are self-employed and hence do not have CPF contributions, you may submit your TA claims online here. Please refer to the step-by-step guide on how to file your TA online here. Should you require assistance with e-submission, you may visit either Workforce Singapore (WSG) Careers Connect at Lifelong Learning Institute or Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) centre at Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability for on-site assistance to submit your TA claims online.
In general, if all relevant information (i.e. CPF contributions for employee and supporting documents for self-employed) are in order and no further clarifications is needed from the trainee, the TA will be credited to the trainee’s PayNow registered bank account in approximately 1-3 months.
Original documents to bring:
The training allowance claim process for WTS and WSS are different. For courses that commence before 1 Jul 2020, the WTS claim process applies. For courses that commence after 1 Jul 2020, the WSS claim process applies.
For courses that commence before 1 Jul 2020
Individual will need to make a trip down to either Workforce Singapore (WSG) Careers Connect at Lifelong Learning Institute or Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) centre at Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability within 120 days after the course end date, to apply and submit the claim application.
Individuals are to bring along the following original documents:
Only courses that are registered in WSG system will be eligible for TA. Please check with training providers for more details.
Cash awards are given to encourage eligible workers to undergo sustained training. Trainees will receive:
There will be an overall TCA cap of $1,000 per WSS Eligibility year.
For courses eligible for TCA, please click this link and type “Workfare_Training Commitment” into the search bar. Courses outside this list will not be eligible for TCA. Please check with training providers for more details.
No application is required.
Individuals who receive WSS letters are eligible for TCA if they achieve the above listed qualifications. Individuals will be notified of their TCA payment via SMS and/or letter from CPF Board. It may take 1 to 3 months for you to receive the payment.
For courses eligible for AP, please click this link and type “Workfare_Absentee Payroll” into the search bar. Courses outside this list will not be eligible for AP. Please check with training providers for more details.
You can apply and claim for the grants through the Enterprise Portal for Jobs and Skills.
WSS hotline: 1800-536-8333