Silver Support Scheme
The Silver Support (SS) Scheme is meant to support the bottom one-third of Singaporeans aged 65 and above, who had low incomes during their working years and now have less in their 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 SS if they meet all of the following criteria:
There is no need to apply for SS. The CPF Board will automatically review each senior's eligibility for SS every year.
Seniors who qualify for SS will receive a notification letter from the Board in December of the preceding year.
Those who turn age 65 later in the year will receive their SS payout in advance of the quarter in which they turn age 65, if they meet all of the eligibility criteria.
* 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contributions refers to the total sum in an individual’s Ordinary Account and Special Account, including the amounts withdrawn for housing, education and investment.