The Silver Support (SS) Scheme is part of a wider suite of schemes (e.g. healthcare subsidies, GST voucher) that the Government has put in place to give seniors greater assurance in retirement.
It provides a quarterly cash supplement to seniors who had low incomes during their working years and now have less in retirement.
Seniors who qualify for SS will automatically receive their cash supplement. There is no need to apply.
There is no need to apply for the Silver Support (SS) Scheme.
CPF Board will automatically review your eligibility for the SS Scheme every year. Eligible seniors will automatically receive SS every quarter.
Seniors who qualify will receive a notification from CPF Board in December of the preceding year.
Seniors who qualify for the Silver Support (SS) Scheme will receive a notification from CPF Board in December of the preceding year.
The SS Scheme is meant to support seniors who had low incomes during their working years and now have less in retirement. To identify this target group, three criteria are used in tandem – lifetime wages, housing type, and the level of household support.
Singapore citizens aged 65 and above will be eligible for the SS Scheme if they meet all of the following criteria:
CPF Board will automatically review your eligibility for SS every year.
* Total CPF contributions refers to the total sum in an individual’s Ordinary Account and Special Account, including the amounts withdrawn for housing, education and investment.
^ Net trade income refers to the gross trade income minus all allowable business expenses, capital allowances and trade losses as determined by IRAS.
Eligible seniors will receive Silver Support (SS) every quarter, depending on their household monthly income per person, and the type of Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat that they live in. Those living in smaller flats will receive higher SS.
|HDB flat type||Silver Support Per Quarter^|
|Household earns ≤$1,300 per person||Household earns $1,301-$1,800 per person|
|1- and 2-Room||$900||$450|
Eligible seniors will receive Silver Support (SS) according to the following schedule:
|Payment Date||For Period|
|31 December of the preceding year||January – March|
|31 March||April – June|
|30 June||July – September|
|30 September||October – December|
*Those who turn 65 in the year will start receiving SS in the quarter they turn 65.
We will only send SMS notifications on Silver Support (SS) payments to the mobile number that you have registered with CPF Board.
To receive SMS notifications on your SS payments, you may update your mobile number via my cpf digital services - Account settings with your Singpass.