Singapore

Region: Asia

RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Constitution of the Republic of Singapore states that “all persons are equal before the law and entitled to the equal protection of the law.” (Article 12)

The Singapore government does not have a clear definition of disability and persons with disabilities.

According to the UNCRPD and Singapore report Special Employment Credit (SEC) is offered as an incentive for companies to hire Singaporean workers with disabilities. Employers will get a credit of up to 16% of the wages of their worker with disabilities. Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) supplements the wages and retirement savings of persons with disabilities. This is a means-tested subsidy, meaning that the amount subsidised depends on the salary of the person with a disability. Furthermore, the Open Door Programme (ODP) is an initiative that provides funding support to Singapore-based or registered companies to hire, train and integrate persons with disabilities.