U Care Back To School Vouchers

The U Care Back To School (BTS) Vouchers Programme is one of NTUC-U Care Fund’s core assistance programmes which aims to help eligible union members defray the cost of their children’s school expenses for the new school year. For 2019, the NTUC-U Care Fund will continue to roll out the U Care BTS Vouchers to potentially help 30,000 members’ school-going children. The voucher quantum will be subject to final donations raised.

 

Joint Application for U Stretch and U Care Back To School Vouchers 2019

Application Period: 15 June – 15 July 2019

 

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Member must have a minimum of 6 months continuous paid-up union membership as of July 2019 and must not be in arrears.

For Members with Dependents Staying in Same Household in Singapore:

  • Total Monthly Gross Household Income+ of $3,400 and below, OR
  • Per Capita Income of $850 and below if Gross Household Income+ exceeds $3,400

For Members with No Dependents Staying in Same Household in Singapore

  • Monthly Gross Personal Income+ of $1,500 and below

+Gross income is defined as all income derived from employment/business. Inclusive of overtime and allowances.

For members applying for U Care Back To School Vouchers:

  • Member’s child/children must be attending school in 2020 at an eligible educational institution in Singapore as follows:
    • Kindergarten 1 or 2;
    • Government / Government-Aided / Independent Schools (Primary or Secondary) under the Ministry of Education (MOE);
    • Junior Colleges; Institute of Technical Education; Millennia Institute; Polytechnics; OR
    • Special Education Schools

 

For more details, please refer to the Joint Vouchers 2019 Fact Sheet.

  • To view the demo on how to apply online, please click here.

  • Members are advised to submit their applications before the closing date as late submission will not be processed

  • Union members who meet the eligibility criteria may submit their online applications

  • Ordinary Branch members will be notified of their application outcome by their respective unions if they are successful from November onwards.

  • General Branch members will receive notification letters on their application outcome from NTUC Membership Department from November onwards.

  • Both U Stretch and U Care Back To School Vouchers are valid till 30 April 2020Strictly no extension will be granted after the voucher expiry date.

NTUC GIFT is a group insurance policy exclusively for members of NTUC affiliated unions/associations. All union members who are below 65 years old are automatically covered against death and total/partial & permanent disability of up to S$40,000. Union leaders are eligible for double the sum assured. Union members’ spouses below 65 years old are also covered against death and total & permanent disability. Eligible members aged 65 years and above may opt for extension of coverage with payment of a token fee. The token fee has been waived until 2022. Please refer to the brochure for the detailed payout.

Eligibility Criteria

Members who:

-       are 16 to 65 years of age (include spouses below the age of 65, i.e. before their 65th birthday)

-       have at least 6 months of continuous paid-up union/association membership

Claim Submission

In the event of a claim, the member/next-of-kin needs to submit the duly completed claim form together with all necessary supporting documents to their union/association for endorsement. The claim must be submitted within 90 days of the occurrence of death or permanent disability.

– For Ordinary Branch (OB) member, please submit the claim form to the union/association that the member belongs to.

– For General Branch (GB) or U Club member, please submit the claim form to NTUC Members' Hub at NTUC Centre, 1 Marina Boulevard, Basement 1, Singapore 018989.  For enquiries, please call 6213 8008.

To download the claim forms, please select accordingly:

NTUC GIFT Death Claim Form

NTUC GIFT Total/Partial & Permanent Disability Claim Form

Please refer to the NTUC GIFT Brochure below for more details.

NTUC GIFT Brochure (English)

NTUC GIFT Brochure (Chinese)

 

With Singapore transiting towards a more knowledge-based economy, the Labour Movement saw the need to assist the growing workforce of Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) in four key areas – Protection, Progression, Placement and Privileges (4Ps). 

Initiated in 2011 by the Labour Movement, U Associate is a partnership programme designed to engage and support professional associations and PMEs. With U Associate, we can come together to achieve greater Growth, forge stronger Relationships and open up new Opportunities.

NTUC and its U Associates work with a sectoral focus in developing skills progression plans to prepare our PMEs to be future-ready.

The NTUC Future Leaders Programme is NTUC’s progression-engine, having inspired and positively impacted upon more than 18,000 Singaporean PMEs in the past three years, providing practical foresight and innovative insights for Singapore’s contemporary workforce that is undergoing rapid transformation. The Programme provides critical workplace survival skills, multi-disciplinary perspectives, and an upskilling edge to tackle complex challenges within the workplace and your career. Championing thought leadership across the various industries and sectors, the Programme offers our PMEs unique access to luminary leaders, trailblazers and industry veterans, and a knowledge-rich ecosystem for professional and personal development, invaluable networking opportunities and prospects for potential strategic partnerships. The NTUC Future Leaders Programme imparts keys to career resilience and success, for the Professional Workforce of today, to be globally geared and future ready.

The Labour Movement’s U Care Fund will roll out its first assistance programme for this year – the U Stretch vouchers, which are discount vouchers allowing union members to maximise their daily expenditure on basic necessities. The recent first fundraising event of U Care Fund – U Care Charity Golf 2011 had helped raised more than $6.8 million. From this amount raised, $3 million will be used for the U Stretch vouchers to potentially benefit 30,000 low-income union members. This year, each successful applicant will receive $100 worth of vouchers, a significant increase from the $30 last year.

NTUC’s Care and Share Director, Mr Zainudin Nordin said: “Although our economic situation has improved in general, we face the pressures of inflation and rising cost of living. Thus, we hope that this increase in quantum of U Stretch vouchers will help our low-income members cope better especially if they are the sole breadwinners or have several dependants.”

U Care Fund would like to make special thanks to the NTUC affiliated unions and associations, NTUC Social Enterprises and tripartite partners whose generous donations go towards funding  the U Stretch vouchers, in particular Singapore Labour Foundation (SLF), NTUC FairPrice Foundation, NTUC Income and NTUC Choice Homes. It is through such generous support to U Care Fund that allowed the Labour Movement to continue its efforts in providing assistance to the low-income members and their families.

Each successful applicant will receive one booklet with $100 worth of U Stretch vouchers in 2011. Each voucher is worth $2.50 in value and can be redeemed with a minimum spending of $5.00 at participating NTUC Social Enterprises.

Application is now closed. 

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