No. The SEC is only paid to employers who have made qualifying CPF contributions for their eligible employees. Hence, self-employed persons are not eligible for the SEC. However, if you employ eligible Singaporean employees, you may receive the SEC based on the mandatory CPF contributions that you have made for them.
The SEC covers persons with disabilities (PWDs), including those aged below 55. This is intended to encourage employers to provide gainful employment for PWDs, so that more PWDs can enter the workforce and be active and independent.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit SG Enable website for more information.