Foreign Domestic Worker Levy (Maid Levy)

A Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) levy of $265 (normal) or $170 (concession) is payable every month. Levy charges begin one day after the FDW arrives in Singapore. For first-time FDWs, the levy will begin on the fourth day of the worker’s arrival (excluding the day of arrival).

Levy payments should be made via GIRO. The FDW’s Work Permit will be cancelled if you fail to maintain a valid GIRO account. The levy for each month is payable by the employer at the end of each month. The payment due date is the 14th (for manual payment) or 17th (for GIRO payment) of the following month. If the 17th is a non-working day, the deduction will be made on the next working day.

Levy Concession

You can apply for a levy concession for up to two FDWs if you satisfy any of the following conditions:

Condition A

  1. The employer or spouse has a child who is a Singapore citizen and below 12 years old living with him/her
  2. The employer or spouse has a grandchild who is a Singapore citizen and below 12 years old living with him/her

Condition B

  1. The employer or co-residing spouse is a Singapore Citizen aged 65 years or above
  2. The employer or spouse is a Singapore Citizen and the other party is a Singapore Permanent Resident aged 65 years or above, both of whom live at the same registered address as in the NRIC.

Condition C

  1. The employer or spouse has a parent, parent-in-law, grandparent or grandparent-in-law who is a Singapore Citizen aged 65 years or above, living with them at the same registered address as in the NRIC
  2. The employer or spouse is a Singapore Citizen and has a parent, parent-in-law, grandparent or grandparent-in-law who is a Singapore Permanent Resident aged 65 years or above, living with them at the same registered address as in the NRIC.

Condition D

Employers with disabilities or who have family members with disabilities and require a full-time caregiver’s assistance in daily activities (washing/bathing, feeding, going to the toilet, dressing and mobility). For more information on the eligibility criteria and application procedures, please visit the website of the Centre for Enabled Living.

More information can be found from MOM website.

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