Others

  1. Why is the Special Employment Credit only for employees aged 55 and above? Can it be extended to younger workers?
  2. In general, the employment rates of older workers have increased over the years. The extended SEC is tiered by employee age to provide stronger support for employers hiring Singaporeans in the older age bands, where employment rates are lower. Employers who hire workers aged 65 and above will continue to receive a wage-offset of up to 8% of the employee's wage, similar to the earlier SEC.

  3. I am self-employed and have made contributions to my Medisave account. Am I eligible for the SEC?
  4. ​No. The SEC is only paid to employers who have made qualifying CPF contributions to eligible employees. As you are self-employed, you are not eligible for the SEC. Nevertheless, if you employ eligible Singaporean employees, you may receive the SEC based on the mandatory CPF contributions that you have made for them.

  5. What is the rationale for extending SEC to employers who hire persons with disabilities (PWDs), especially those aged below 55?
  6. ​​​The SEC covers persons with disabilities, including those aged below 55. This encourages employers to hire them, so that more of them will be able to enter the workforce and remain independent.​

  7. Where can I find more information to hire persons with disabilities?
  8. ​​​There are many schemes to assist you in hiring persons with disabilities such as the Open Door Programme (ODP). Please contact SG Enable at 1800-8585-885 or email contactus@sgenable.sg. You can also visit SG Enable website for more information.