29 Jul '15, 9am

Workers’ Party Lee Li Lian mooted idea for more aid for single mothers in 2013 by-election rally...

Workers’ Party Lee Li Lian mooted idea for more aid for single mothers in 2013 by-election rally...

REVIEWING BENEFITS FOR UNWED MOTHERS Besides vulnerable groups in society, Mr Tan also revealed that unwed working mothers may soon get the same benefits as married ones under a review being conducted by MSF. It is the lament of unwed mothers that they do not get the same benefits as married mums. And that just because they are single, why should their children be penalised, is their argument. Among the differences is how unwed mothers get eight weeks of maternity leave paid for by their employers, while married mothers get 16 weeks. Unwed mothers do not benefit from the Handicapped Child Relief, nor the Baby Bonus cash gift. The minister asked for a review of current policies: “My sense is that the public understands and sympathises with single unwed mothers; I see it on the ground. When I came in, I asked my colleagues to see whether we can review some of these things. S...

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