Work injury compensation limits under review: MOM

January 22, 201510:01 am383 views
Work injury compensation limits under review: MOM
Work injury compensation limits under review: MOM

SINGAPORE: Compensation limits under the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) are currently being reviewed, said Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin.

The Ministry of Manpower conducts regular three-yearly reviews on the compensation limits to ensure pay-outs under the scheme remain relevant and to account for changes in nominal median wages and healthcare costs, he said on Tuesday (Jan 20) in response to a Parliamentary question by MP K Karthikeyan.

“We are in the midst of our three-yearly review of the compensation limits and will announce more details once the review is completed,” he said.

The Act, which offers compensation for any injury arising in the course of employment, has had its compensation limit increased twice since it was expanded to all employees in 2008. The last increment was made in 2012, added Mr Tan.

 

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