Welfare services at a glance

You can find information on various welfare services on this page.

Housekeeping Program for Fishing Villages

This program aims to provide basic livelihood support for fishermen and vulnerable families/seniors living in fishing villages by dispatching housekeepers.
Who's eligible for the program?
  • Eligible candidates
    • Fishermen's family members and residents of fishing villages or welfare centers in fishing villages
  • Selection criteria
    • Families with incomes below 50% of the median income and families with a pregnant mother or a mother who has given birth within the last three months and therefore finds it difficult to do house chores
    • Families living in fishing villages whose members find housework physically difficult, such as families with seniors over the age of 65 (including seniors living alone); families with incomes below 50% of the median income; multicultural families; grandparent-headed families; and families with disabled members; as well as social welfare centers, such as local senior homes in eup and myeon areas
    • However, the following will be excluded from consideration:
      • Households/facilities that received similar assistance from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, local governments, etc. in 2018
        * E.g. programs that offer assistance for daily activities of people with disabilities, senior care services, housekeeping services (Sharing Happiness), etc.
What kind of benefits can I receive?
  • Scope of program
    • Cooking (including side dishes), laundry, cleaning and other housework
      * More than 2 hours of housework per visit
How do I apply for the program?
  • How to apply
    • You can visit, call or send your application by regular mail to the local National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives (Suhyup) office.
  • Selection process
    • The selection process is as follows:
    • 1 Counselling &

      Submit application to
      local Suhyup

    • 2 Confirmation of

      The local Suhyup office
      and local government
      officers in charge
      confirm eligibility of

    • 3 Start of service

      Applicant receives the
      service offered by the

For more information
  • Contact information
    • Department of Member Management Assistance, Suhyup ☎ 02-2240-3338

The programs above are up to date as of 2019. (Income and Welfare Division, Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries)

Last updated: 12-02-2019

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