01 July 2019
Starting from January of 2020, the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) will ease the qualification criteria for its help schemes.
With the monthly income threshold lifted from $1,900 to $2,400, more needy families will benefit. The per capita income criterion will also rise from $650 to $800.
With these changes, CDAC projects that about 1,500 new families will benefit from its schemes, and about 1,500 families who are already on its programmes will qualify for even more support.
Additionally, beneficiaries from more disadvantaged families will receive deeper support on a more sustained basis.
Families with a monthly household income of $4,000 and below, or a per capita income of $1,200 and below, will also be eligible for certain programme subsidies after the criteria revision..
In Singapore, similar self-help groups serving other communities include the Eurasian Association, Singapore Indian Development Association and Yayasan Mendaki.