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Subsidies

The Government has launched various schemes and programmes to encourage employers to employ persons with disabilities.

Programme Government Department Allowances / Subsidies
Work Orientation and Placement Scheme
  • Selective Placement Division of the Labour Department
An eligible participating employer who employs persons with disabilities belonging to one of the groups below is provided with allowance/subsidy:
  1. Persons with disabilities having employment difficulties (including those having difficulties to secure jobs commensurate with their qualifications and / or job preference or those having difficulties in staying in employment)
    • An allowance with a maximum total amount of $51,000 per person with disabilities (for a maximum payment period of 9 months)
    • Cash Award with a maximum total amount of $1,500 payable to a mentor appointed by the aforesaid employer (the mentor has successfully assisted an employee with disabilities to continue with employment after the first 3 months of employment)
  2. Persons with disabilities who are not assessed as having employment difficulties
    • An allowance with a maximum total amount of $30,000 per person with disabilities (for a maximum payment period of 6 months)
    • Cash Award with a maximum amount of $500 payable to a mentor appointed by the aforesaid employer (the mentor has successfully assisted an employee with disabilities to continue with employment after the first month of employment)
Supported Employment
  • Social Welfare Department (Facilitator: the designated subvented vocational service providers)
The employer can try out the working abilities of the participants through job trial. During the job trial period, the employer will receive a wage subsidy equal to 50% of the actual wage paid to each participant with a ceiling of $4,000 a month, whichever is the lower, for a maximum period of 6 months.
On the Job Training Programme for Persons with Disabilities
  • Social Welfare Department (Facilitator: the designated subvented vocational service providers)
The employer can try out the working abilities of the participants through job trial. During the job trial period, the employers will receive a wage subsidy equal to 50% of the actual wage paid to each participant with a ceiling of $4,000 a month, whichever is the lower, for a maximum period of 6 months.
Sunnyway - On the Job Training Programme for Young Persons with disabilities
  • Social Welfare Department (Facilitator: the designated subvented vocational service providers)
The employer can try out the working abilities of the participants through job trial. During the job trial period, the employer will receive a wage subsidy equal to 50% of the actual wage paid to each participant with a ceiling of $4,000 a month, whichever is the lower, for a maximum period of 6 months.
Financial Incentive Scheme for Mentors of Employees with Disabilities
  • Social Welfare Department (Facilitator: supported employment service, integrated vocational rehabilitation services centre, integrated vocational training centre, On the Job Training Programme for Persons with disabilities and Sunnyway – On the Job Training Programme for Young Persons with disabilities)
An eligible mentor is appointed by the employer for, rendering workplace support and assistance to an employee with disabilities, who should be referred by an NGO operating subvented vocational rehabilitation services.
  • An incentive pay with a maximum amount of $1,000 for a mentor (for a maximum period of 2 months and the mentoring period should start within the first 3 months of the employment of the employee with disabilities)
Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities An eligible employer of persons with disabilities can apply for a one-off subsidy in respect of each employee with disabilities for procurement of assistive devices and/or carrying out workplace modifications.
  • A subsidy with a maximum amount of $20,000 per person with disabilities
  • Or not more than $40,000 for any single item of assistive device

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