just heard from my wife when she visited a friend in Choa Chu Kang ... apparently, her friend's SIL suffered a stroke last year and is now in recovery stage.
at first, her employer took her back when she got better .... but she is not as fast or sharp as she used to be ... and only recently, the company decided "let her go".
she used to be middle-waged ...I think 4k thereabouts ... and she helped her younger brother (the friend's husband) with a lot of paperwork things as the brother was not so educated and works as a gravel truck driver. She also helped him financially as he has 3 small kids - 4 to 7 years old and his family is already heavily subsidized by CDAC.
now she is unemployed but luckily she still has a flat and is now renting it out for her expenses and she is now living with the brother. I am guessing total income now will be about less than $3k for 3 adults and 3 kids.
I will try to find out more and if she is willing to received help from SPD .... but I doubt any jobs that SPD might have will be able to cover her medical and living expenses - including the brother's family also.
So just wondering if anyone had any advice or experience where this family can get more help ... I believe she wants to work ... but hopefully the salary can help out more in the family.