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Commissioner for the Maintenance of Parents

The Commissioner helps parents who are unable to support themselves get support from their children through mediation, counselling, etc.

What We Do

The Commissioner for the Maintenance of Parents helps parents who are unable to support their basic needs due to old age or illness get support from their children who are capable of supporting them, but are not doing so.

How the Commissioner can help:

1. Provide Mediation Assistance

The Commissioner helps parents organise mediation sessions with their children with the aim of helping them reach an agreement on the level/amount of “maintenance” or support to be given to parents, without having to pursue legal channels.

2. Refer Families to Community Resources

The Commissioner also informs and assists parents in exploring other non-legal options such as community resources, which can provide further mediation, counselling and other family services.

3. Represent Eligible Parents in Lodging a Claim at the Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents

In the event parties cannot reach an agreement through non-adversarial means, the Commissioner will represent parents who are eligible in lodging a claim at the Tribunal.

The Commissioner for the Maintenance of Parents is appointed under the Maintenance of Parents Act (Cap 167B)

Who We Touch

The Commissioner helps parents who are:

  • aged 60 and above, residing in Singapore and unable to look after their basic needs; or
  • below the age of 60 but not in good health.

Contact

You can contact the Office of the Commissioner For The Maintenance of Parents by telephone at 1800-222 0000.

Or visit the office at:

Family Link @ Lengkok Bahru
8 Lengkok Bahru, #02-01
Singapore 159052.

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday : 8:30am to 5pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Transport Info:

Bus Services:
139 (Lengkok Bahru)
14, 123, 139, 147, 153, 196, 197, 198, 855, 961,961C (Jalan Bukit Merah)

Nearest MRT:  Redhill Station

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Last Reviewed On Tue, Dec 20, 2016