NTUC is offering a cash relief of up to $300 to freelance drivers and riders from 29 August, as part of efforts to help with the rising fuel costs.
The NTUC’s Freelancers and Self-Employed Unit (U FSE) Relief Scheme 2022 is part of the $1.5 billion support package announced earlier this year in June.
The cash relief is available to all drivers or riders who are members of the National Private Hire Vehicles Association (NPHVA), or the National Delivery Champions Association (NDCA).
Yeo Wan Ling, Director of NTUC and Advisor to the NPHVA and NDCA, said that she hopes the scheme will help ease the situation for drivers and riders who depend on their vehicles for work.
NTUC made the announcement earlier today (25 August), offering a one-time cash relief of up to $300 to freelance combi bus, limousine, delivery drivers and delivery riders.
Drivers and riders need to meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scheme:
- Paid members of NPHVA or NDCA
- Have vocational licenses
- Be delivery drivers, or use motor vehicles to make deliveries
- Be working in the industry for more than a month at the time of application
- Didn’t receive the one-time $150 relief from the government
Applicants are required to provide proof of trade income, the type of their vehicles, the activity of their work and their status of self-employment.
Limousine drivers or combi bus drivers who have been members of the NPHVA for more than 3months at the date of application can receive up to $300.
If they are members for less than 3 months, they can receive cash of up to $250.
Motorcyclists can receive up to $150 (more than 3 months) and $100 (less than 3 months) respectively.
Applications for the cash relief start on 29 August and will run until 28 October, interested parties can apply for the scheme by clicking here.