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S’poreans aware of govt assistance schemes but unsure if they benefited: Poll

Published on Feb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
 
Most Singaporeans are aware of the assistance schemes and benefits available to them, but they do not know if they did receive those subsidies, according to a poll done by the Government’s feedback unit Reach. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JASON QUAH

Most Singaporeans are aware of the assistance schemes and benefits available to them, but they do not know if they did receive those subsidies, according to a poll done by the Government’s feedback unit Reach.

The telephone survey of 2,219 citizens done late last year also flagged the elderly and low-income groups as the ones who are less likely to know if they have benefited from the schemes.

This is the first time a survey has been done to find out how much people know about the schemes and policies meant to help them.
They were asked questions pertaining to areas such as housing, healthcare as well as employment and assistance.

Its findings show that most people have heard of the various subsidies and benefits. For example, 94 per cent of those polled knew about benefits that are given to promote families. 88 per cent have heard about the GST Voucher Scheme.

 
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