The Baby Bonus cash gift and Baby Bonus Plus are extended to the 5th and subsequent child to provide additional support for married couples who have more children, by helping them defray out-of-pocket child-raising costs.
The enhanced cash gift
disbursement schedule is shown below. Parents can expect to receive the additional payments from
3rd week of January 2016.
Amount of cash gift disbursed
First and Second Birth
Third and Subsequent
to 10 working days after joining the scheme
the child turns 6 months old
the child turns 12 months old
Baby Bonus Plus
the child turns 15 months old
the child turns 18 months old
If either parent is a Singapore citizen at the time of the child’s birth, the child will be eligible for the full Baby Bonus benefits. The child must obtain Singapore Citizenship and join the scheme before 12 years old.
If both parents are not Singapore Citizens at the time of the child’s birth, the child will be eligible for pro-rated benefits. The child must obtain citizenship before 24 months of age to be eligible for the cash gift, and before 12 years of age in order to be eligible for the CDA. The amount of pro-ration will depend on the date that the child becomes a Singapore Citizen.
Adopted children are eligible for the enhanced Baby Bonus cash gift if they meet all the following criteria:
(i) Born or adopted on or after 1 January 2015;
(ii) Is a Singapore Citizen at the time of his/her adoption or becomes one; and
(iii) The adoptive parents are lawfully married at the time of the child's adoption (i.e., when the adoptive parents obtain the Adoption Order). Note that children adopted by widows, widowers or divorcees are also eligible.