FDW Levy Concession

With the Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession, pay a concessionary rate of $60/month when you hire a domestic worker instead of the full rate of $300.

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FDW Levy Concession

With the Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession, pay a concessionary rate of $60/month when you hire a domestic worker instead of the full rate of $300.


The Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession allows families to pay a concessionary rate of $60 a month, instead of $300. This concession is for Persons with Disabilities. 

Each household is eligible for up to two FDW levy concessions if they are caring for two loved ones at any one time. 

Find out more about existing government grants and subsidies you can get via our Policy Summary Page.


To be eligible for the FDW levy concession, you have to satisfy the following criteria: 

  • FDW employers caring for Persons with Disabilities can apply.
  • If you are hiring a foreign domestic worker, you must be the care recipient, or living in the same address as the care recipient 
  • Must be a Singapore Citizen
  • Requires Assistance with at least one of the six Activities of Daily Living
    • Washing
    • Dressing
    • Feeding
    • Toileting
    • Mobility
    • Transferring

For greater convenience, those who meet the age, citizenship and residential address eligibility criteria for the care of a young child (below 16) or aged person (67 years or above) need not apply for FDW levy concession. 

This is because MOM will grant you the concession based on the information you provided during your online application for an FDW.

How to apply

Step 1: Obtain approval from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)

To hire a foreign domestic worker in Singapore, you will need approval from MOM. You may find out more about the requirements via the MOM website.

Step 2: Undergo disability assessment

Obtain a Functional Assessment Report (FAR) * by going to a GP or your preferred care provider. The cost of an assessment may vary. Please contact your preferred assessor for more information.

If you intend to apply for other severe disability schemes such as CareShield Life IDAPE, and MediSave Care, you do not need to obtain the report. You can contact a MOH-accredited severe disability assessor to undergo a disability assessment instead.

Step 3: Apply online via AIC’s website 

Login to AIC’s website with your Singpass or email them at [email protected]. You may also walk in to their office to request a hardcopy application form. If you are applying on behalf of a loved one who lacks mental capacity, you may refer to this website for more details.

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