For Singaporeans who had received the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) payouts for WY2019, the WSP payouts were paid over two equal amounts of $1,500 each in July and October 2020* via direct bank crediting; and in August and November 2020 via cheque payment.
For Singaporeans who had received the WIS payouts for WY2020, but not for WY2019, the WSP was paid in full in October 2020 via direct bank crediting and in November 2020 via cheque payment.
* Singaporeans who qualify for WY2019 WIS after July 2020 but before 31 March 2021 will receive the WSP in the month that they become eligible for WY2019 WIS
^ Singaporeans who qualify for WY2020 WIS after October 2020 but before 31 December 2021 will receive the WSP in the month that they become eligible for WY2020 WIS
Mode of Payment:
The WSP will be given to eligible Singaporeans in the same way as their WIS payments – direct crediting to their bank account, or cheque sent to their NRIC address for those who do not have a bank account registered for cash payments from the Government. Payments by cheque take up to 2 weeks longer compared to bank crediting.
From March 2022 onwards, the payout will be credited in their PayNow NRIC-linked bank account if they have one.
Otherwise, it will be credited to the DBS/POSB, OCBC or UOB bank account that they have registered to receive Government payouts (e.g. either the GST-Voucher (GSTV), Silver Support Scheme (SSS) or WIS, whichever is latest) or credited to GovCash if they had not registered a bank account with us.
Electronic payments make transactions simple, swift, and safe for recipients. WIS recipients are encouraged to link their NRIC number to their bank account or update their bank account to receive their payments earlier*.
* If the NRIC number was linked to the recipient's bank account after 16th of the month or the bank account details were submitted after 14th of the month, the updates will only be effective in the following month.