More families depending on long-term financial aid from Government to get by: MSF

SINGAPORE – Increasing numbers of seniors who cannot work due to old age or illness and a lack of family support are behind the steady increase in the number of families seeking long-term financial aid. There were 4,409 households on the government scheme run by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in the 2017 financial year, up from 4,387 families in the preceding 12 months. The 2017 figure was 24 per cent more than the 3,568 families on the scheme in 2013. Social workers and sociologists told The…

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