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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
From 1 July 2023, the Workfare Skills Support (WSS) scheme will be enhanced to:
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.
If there had been a recent change in your employment status from self-employed to employee, and you are unsure whether you are required to apply for TA claims online, please call WSS hotline at 1800-536-8333.
You may wish to note that from 1 Jul 2022, all WSS TA claims are to be submitted online within 120 days after your course ends. Should you require assistance to submit your TA claim, you may call the WSS hotline at 1800-536-8333 for assistance.
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.
The following documents are required for online TA claims submission:
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
You may wish to note that from 1 Jul 2022, all WTS TA claims are to be submitted within 120 days after your course ends, by writing in to WSS_Enquiries@wsg.gov.sg, appending the following 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, click on this link. Courses outside this list will not be eligible for TCA. Please check with training providers for more details. The list of courses is subject to WSG’s prevailing funding policy and WSG reserves the right to update the courses’ eligibility at any point in time.
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, click on this link. Courses outside this list will not be eligible for AP. Please check with training providers for more details. The list of courses is subject to WSG’s prevailing funding policy and WSG reserves the right to update the courses’ eligibility at any point in time.
You can apply and claim for the grants through the Enterprise Portal for Jobs and Skills.
WSS hotline: 1800-536-8333