“Being a single parent is not a life full of struggles, but a journey for the strong. ” - Meg Lowrey -
Benefits And Schemes
The pregnancy was just the beginning. The first few years of your child’s life is where it starts getting serious. As a single mother, you will probably face challenges such as having to raise a child on a single income or explaining to your child why he/she is the only one who doesn’t need to write a card for his/her daddy on Father’s Day. Take a deep breath and keep going.
There are a few schemes which only married mothers are entitled to. However, help is still available to single and pregnant mothers through many other schemes and subsidies.
A Helping Hand: Christabel
Her daughter’s medical condition was an area of great concern for Christabel. She knew she wouldn’t be able to pay for her daughter’s prosthetic hand on her income. Fortunately, with help from her social worker and subsequently SGEnable, which funded almost 70 – 80% of the total cost of the prosthetic, she was able to offer her daughter a normal life.
It may seem as if unmarried mothers are highly disadvantaged in Singapore. Regardless, make the best of what you have and tap into the benefits that are available to you. Find out what these benefits are.
Every mother and child deserves the best support they can get to succeed in life regardless of her marital status.
Click here (under “Support Available”) to find out more.