Baby Support Grant

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Baby Support Grant

The COVID-19 pandemic can make it challenging for some Singaporeans who want to get married and start their families. To encourage Singaporeans to continue with their parenthood plans, the Government will give new parents a one-off Baby Support Grant of $3,000 if their child’s date of birth or Estimated Delivery Date is from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2022.

The Baby Support Grant will be given to children receiving the existing Baby Bonus Cash Gift (click here for the criteria). It will be deposited into the same bank account that parents use to receive the Baby Bonus Cash Gift. The Baby Support Grant will be deposited within one month of enrolment into the Baby Bonus Scheme.

Children who were born before 1 October 2020, but whose certified estimated delivery date was on or after 1 Oct 2020, can receive the Baby Support Grant if they are eligible for the Baby Bonus Cash Gift. Parents of these children may e-mail a scanned copy of the doctor's certification of the child's estimated delivery date to msf_babybonus@msf.gov.sg for review.
 
The doctor's certification should include the following details:

  • Estimated delivery date
  • Mother's name and identification number
  • Name of clinic
  • Doctor's signature

With the new Baby Support Grant, parents will now receive up to $21,000 in cash and cash-like benefits for the birth of their first child. This is in addition to parental leave, subsidised preschool and healthcare. Learn more about the other support measures in the Marriage and Parenthood Package at go.gov.sg/mpbooklet. You can also use the Family Support Calculator in the LifeSG app to find out how much benefits you can receive.

Click the following to download the LifeSG app:

LifeSG app (Android)

- LifeSG app (Apple)

If you need further assistance, please call the Baby Bonus hotline at 1800 111 2222 or chat with the virtual Assistant, Ask Jamie, at go.gov.sg/bbo.

  • FAQ
    • 1. How and when will the Baby Support Grant be given out?

      The Baby Support Grant will be deposited into the same bank account used to receive the Baby Bonus Cash Gift. The grant will be deposited within one month of enrolment into the Baby Bonus Scheme. To enrol into the scheme, visit go.gov.sg/bbo.

    • 2. Are there any restrictions on the grant usage?

      There are no restrictions on the use of the Baby Support Grant. 

    • 3. How does the Baby Support Grant apply to a multiple birth (e.g. twins, triplets)?

      Each eligible child gets a $3,000 Baby Support Grant. Therefore, parents of twins will receive $6,000.

    • 4. Can I get the Baby Support Grant if my child has just missed the qualifying deadline?

      We seek your understanding that specific start dates are needed for any new measure or enhancement. This measure was announced on 9 October 2020, but babies born from 1 October 2020 would receive the Grant too.

       

      Parents of children born before 1 October 2020 still enjoy numerous benefits and support measures under the Marriage and Parenthood Package. The Government has also provided significant support to ease employment and financial concerns arising from the impact of COVID-19. This includes employment and salary support through the SG United Jobs and Skills Package and the Jobs Support Scheme.

       

      To further assure and support Singaporeans concerned about coping with their household expenses during this period of economic uncertainty, the Government has provided a Solidarity Payment of $600 to all Singaporeans aged 21 and above, and a Care and Support – Cash (Parents) of $300 to each parent with at least one citizen child aged 20 and below. This is in addition to the Care and Support – Cash Payout of $300-$900 (depending on income) to all Singaporeans aged 21 and above.