Child born from 1 January 2015 will be eligible for the enhanced Baby Bonus cash gift. Parents can expect to receive the additional payments from January 2016.
Your child is eligible if he/she meets the following criteria:
1. Born1 on or after 1 January 2015, or has an estimated date of delivery (EDD)2 on or after 1 January 2015;
2. Singapore Citizen or becomes a Singapore Citizen3; and
3. the child’s parents are lawfully married.
1 Baby Bonus is not applicable to stillbirths.
2 If your child's EDD was on or after 1 January 2015, parents can write to MSF. (email@example.com) with a scanned copy of doctor's certification on the EDD. The doctor’s certification shall include the following details:
3 The amount of cash gift may be pro-rated if both parents are not Singapore Citizens at the point of the child’s birth. The pro-rated amount will depend on the date that the child becomes a Singapore Citizen. MSF will inform parents of the amounts from the 3rd week of January 2016.
If your child meets the eligibility criteria and:
a) Has joined the scheme (1st to 4th child): No further action is required from you, as MSF will automatically credit the enhanced cash gift for your child to the bank account (used to receive cash gift) when your child turns 15th and 18th month old.
b) Has joined the scheme (5th child): Both parents have to agree who to be the cash gift account holder and submit the bank account number. You can log in to Baby Bonus Online (www.babybonus.msf.gov.sg/parent) via "Services-Login" using your SingPass to provide your bank account number from 11 January 2016.
Once you have provided your bank account details, you can expect to receive the payment within 7 to 10 working days.
c) Has not joined the scheme: You may refer to our FAQs on how to join the Baby Bonus Scheme.