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Baby Bonus Scheme

Children bring joy to the family. To support couples in their decision to have more children, the Child Development Co-Savings (Baby Bonus) Scheme helps to lighten the financial costs of raising children. The scheme is part of the Marriage and Parenthood Package and includes a cash gift and contributions to the Child Development Account.


Cash Gift

The Baby Bonus Cash Gift has been enhanced for eligible children born on or after 1 January 2015.

Child Order Born between 26 Aug 2012 and 31 Dec 2014 (for each child) Born on or after  1 Jan 2015 (for each child)

1st & 2nd Child

$6,000

$8,000 (inclusive of $2,000 Baby Bonus Plus)

3rd & 4th Child

$8,000

$10,000 (inclusive of $2,000 Baby Bonus Plus)

5th and higher

$0

$10,000 (inclusive of 2,000 Baby Bonus Plus)

Parents will receive the enhanced cash gift in 5 instalments, over 18 months.

Time Amount of cash gift disbursed

First and Second Birth Orders
Third and Subsequent Birth Orders

Within 3 weeks after joining the scheme

$3,000

$4,000

When the child turns 6 months old

$1,500

$2,000

When the child turns 12 months old

$1,500

$2,000

<New> Baby Bonus Plus When the child turns 15 months old

$1,000

$1,000

<New> Baby Bonus Plus When the child turns 18 months old

$1,000

$1,000

Total

$8,000

$10,000


Child Development Account

The CDA is a special savings account for children to help build up the savings that can be spent on approved uses. When a CDA is opened, the child will receive CDA benefits, including the CDA First Step and Government dollar-for-dollar matching contributions for each dollar parents, up to the contribution caps shown below:

Child Order CDA Benefits
Total CDA Benefits
CDA First Step
Dollar-for-Dollar matching
1st & 2nd Child $3,000
Up to $3,000 Up to $6,000
3rd & 4th Child Up to $9,000 Up to $12,000
5th child and higher Up to $15,000 Up to $18,000

Children of unwed parents who are born, or have an estimated delivery date, on or after 1 September 2016 can receive CDA benefits.


Baby Bonus One-Stop Service

Parents who need assistance to join Baby Bonus online or perform other related e-services may approach the Citizen Connect Centres, or the Baby Bonus One-Stop Centres at the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority and the birth registration counters at these hospitals:

  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Mount Alvernia Hospital
  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
  • National University Hospital
  • Parkway East Hospital
  • Raffles Hospital
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • Thomson Medical Centre

For more information

Parents can visit the Baby Bonus website.

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Last Reviewed On Wed, Mar 8, 2017