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Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities

The Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) Scheme enables families to pay a lower monthly concessionary FDW levy when employing full-time caregivers to look after their loved ones with disabilities. From 1 March 2013, the concessionary FDW levy payable will be reduced from $170 to $120 per month. This results in a higher savings of $145 instead of $95 per month off the normal FDW levy rate of $265 per month. 

Each household is eligible for levy concessions for up to two FDWs at any one time, including those hired with levy concessions pertaining to young children or elderly persons.


The care recipient must be a Singapore Citizen and certified to need assistance in at least one Activity of Daily Living* by a Singapore-registered doctor.

The care recipient must be the employer of the FDW or must be related to the employer (child, grandchild, spouse, sibling, sibling-in-law, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, or grandparent-in-law). If the care recipient is related to the employer, he or she must live with the employer at the same NRIC-registered address.

(*The six Activities of Daily Living are washing/bathing, feeding, toileting, transferring, dressing, and mobility.)

How to apply

The applicant must submit the following documents:

• The Foreign Domestic Worker Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities application form; 
•  Functional Assessment Report by a Singapore-registered doctor. Please refer to the Appointed Medical Assessors for a list of doctors providing such a report.
• Care recipient’s Birth Certificate or NRIC

The full cost of the medical assessment will be borne by the applicant and will not be refunded even if the application for the levy concession is not approved. Applicants are advised to first seek approval from the Ministry of Manpower to hire an FDW before applying for the levy concession.

For more information, please read the FAQs. For additional enquiries, you may contact AIC at 1800-8585 885 or

If you wish to speak to an AIC officer, please visit AIC at City Square Mall (180 Kitchener Road, #B2-19/20, Singapore 208539) from 11.00 am – 8.30 pm daily (including Public Holidays, except for Chinese New Year).

If you are applying for this scheme, please mail your application documents to: No. 7 Maxwell Road, #05-08, Annexe B MND Complex, Singapore 069111

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