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Singapore Government

Maternity leave for single mothers

Maternity leave for single mothers

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang 
MP for Nee Soon GRC  

To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development whether the Government will consider increasing the amount of maternity leave for single mothers considering that they need more time to take care of their children.

Written Answer

Currently, single unwed mothers are eligible for 8 and 4 weeks of paid and unpaid maternity leave, respectively.

We are in the midst of reviewing the support provided to single unwed parents, as part of the Ministry’s efforts to better support children from vulnerable families. We will announce the outcome of our review soon.

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