Wage Credit Scheme, WCS

Wage Credit Scheme (WCS) Grant

Grant Agency: IRAS
Commonly known as WCS Grant

Grant Description

Aim(s): 

  • Help employers to cope with rising wages

The government will co-fund 20% of the wage increase for Singaporeans who earn a total of S$4,000 or less a month.


Qualifying Criteria

Criteria for Employees: 

  • Singapore Citizens
  • Earn monthly gross salary of S$4,000 or less
  • Received a single employer CPF contribution for at least 3 months in the previous year
  • At least S$50 increase in gross monthly wage
  • Do not own the company
  • Businesses must be registered in Singapore

Employees falling within these categories are not eligible for this grant:

  • Employers have no actual business or trade
  • Employers who have engaged in unlawful manipulation of payout or CPF contributions
  • Employee that controls the company

Application Guide

  • IRAS will inform eligible employers and compensate employees by 31 March 2018. This compensation will be automatically credited to employers either by GIRO bank account for Income Tax/GST or given through cheque

End Date of Grant

31 December 2018