Introduction to Migrant Domestic Worker (MDW) Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities
The Migrant Domestic Worker (MDW) Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities lets families pay the Migrant Domestic Worker levy at a concessionary rate of $60 a month, instead of $300. Each household is eligible for up to two MDW levy concessions, caring for two loved ones at any one time.
How to Qualify
MDW employers caring for Persons with Disabilities can apply.
To be eligible for MDW Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities, the care recipient must meet the following criteria:
There is no age restriction for the MDW Levy Concession for Persons with Disabilities.
For greater convenience, Singapore Citizen care recipients below 16 years old or 67 years old and above who meet the age, citizenship and residential address eligibility criteria, need not apply for MDW levy concession (PWD) as they would be eligible for the Young Child scheme or Aged person scheme administered by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) respectively.
The care recipient and MDW employer must reside in the same address.
- Singapore Citizen; or
- Permanent Resident and has a Singapore Citizen Immediate Family member (IFM)*
* IFM refers to Parent, Spouse and Child
Requires Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
Always requires some assistance with at least one of the six Activities of Daily Living. These six activities are:
How to Apply
Obtain approval from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
You need approval from the Manpower Ministry to be able to hire an MDW. Click here to find out more about how to hire an MDW.
Video Guide on eFASS Application Portal
After the application is submitted
We are currently experiencing a high volume of applications. During this period, we may take up to six weeks to process your online application. We will inform you of the outcome in writing by mail once we have processed your application. Successful applicants will receive the final outcome from the Ministry of Manpower.
Please contact us at 1800-650-6060 if you require any assistance.
For More Information
You can find out more about these levy concessions at this Ministry of Manpower webpage.
*Autism Spectrum Disorder or Intellectual Disability
The care recipients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Intellectual Disability (ID) can choose to have their level of support needs for ADL determined via the CAF (download the Form here).
Care recipients who are currently attending a Special Education School or disability care services such as Day Activity Centres can have the assessment done onsite (please check with your school or service provider if it provides such assessment service).
If the school or service provider does not provide CAF assessment or if the care recipients with ID or ASD do not receive disability services from the community, you may approach the Therapy Hubs (click here for the list) for CAF assessment. Please click here for more information on CAF assessment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about MDW Levy Concession (PWD)? We may have the answer here.
Additional guidance for care recipient who lacks mental capacity to provide consent
1. The care recipient’s donee/deputy# may provide consent on the care recipient’s behalf. If the care recipient does not have such a donee/deputy, the caregiver* may make the application on care recipient’s behalf.
# Donee/deputy must be appointed in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act (Cap 177) and is authorised to make decisions on behalf of the care recipient in relation to the care recipient’s property and affairs.
* For successful applications without a donee/deputy, the caregiver or another family member has 12 months to obtain a court order appointing him/her as a deputy, failing which the payouts will be suspended. For more information on how to apply for a deputyship, please visit Family Justice Courts website.
Doctor’s certification for mental incapacity is only valid for six months, unless stated permanent.
2. Please submit the following additional supporting documents:
- Doctor’s certification that the care recipient lacks mental capacity OR court order of deputy appointment OR recent medical report stating that the care recipient lacks mental capacity; and
- Copy of bank book or statement IF you are nominating an account belonging to a deputy or trustee of the care recipient.
Additional guidance for care recipient below age 21
The care recipient’s parent or legal guardian^ may make this application on behalf of the care recipient.
^ Legal guardian refers to a person who has been lawfully appointed in accordance with the Guardianship of Infants Act (Cap. 122).
AIC requires the input of the NRIC issue date for verification purposes.
You do not need to re-apply for the scheme if there is a change in the MDW, MDW Employer or your address. However, if you employ the MDW to take care of another care recipient, you need to submit a fresh MDW Levy Concession (PWD) application for the new care recipient.
Yes, for households with persons who turn 65/66 years old after 1st April 2019, may apply for MDW Levy Concession (PWD) if they meet all eligibility criteria.
For households with persons aged 65 and/or 66, which were approved for MDW Levy Concession (PWD) before 1st April 2019, will continue to pay the monthly concessionary rate of $60.
For more queries relating to the adjustment on MDW Levy Concession age criteria, please contact Ministry of Manpower (MOM) at 6438 5122 or click here to visit MOM website.
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