Strong families are the bedrock of our society, in which children are nurtured, and through which we pass on our values and sense of kinship from one generation to the next.
Singaporeans want a fulfilling family life, filled with joy and laughter. The Government is committed to building a supportive environment for Singaporeans to form families and raise children.
The Marriage & Parenthood Package is designed to help you fulfil your family aspirations. The package comprises a comprehensive range of measures to address our evolving needs as we move through life - from marriage, to becoming parents, and raising children.
Enhanced Paternity Leave
Working fathers are eligible for up to 2 weeks of Government-Paid Paternity leave (comprising existing 1 week of mandatory leave and new 1 week of leave which employers can voluntarily provide).
Enhanced Baby Bonus Cash Gift
The Government will enhance the Baby Bonus cash gift by providing a Baby Bonus Plus of $2,000 cash. The enhanced Baby Bonus cash gift will be provided to all birth orders (an extension to the 5th and higher birth-order children). Parents will receive the enhanced cash gift of $8,000 (1st and 2nd child) or $10,000 (3rd and subsequent children) over the first 18 months of birth.
Enhanced Medisave Grant for Newborns
All Singapore Citizen newborns born on or after 1 January 2015 qualify for the enhanced $4,000 Medisave Grant for Newborns (up from $3,000). The grant is credited to the newborn's CPF Medisave account.