1. Share the Fruits of Growth with all adult Singaporeans—Growth
All adult Singaporeans will get Growth
Dividends. Those who earn less or live in smaller homes
will get more Growth Dividends. Close to half of adult Singaporeans will get $800.
Reward Low-Wage Workers for Work—Workfare Bonus
Low-wage Singaporeans aged 40 and above, living in homes with Annual Value of up to $10,000 can receive a Workfare
Bonus if they are employees or self-employed persons engaged in regular work in 2005 and 2006. The Bonus will be paid in 2 portions of up to $600 each.
Help Lower-Income Households with Living Expenses—Utilities-Save, S&CC
and Rental Rebates
households will get Utilities-Save (U-Save) rebates to help them cope with living
expenses. They will also continue to enjoy Service & Conservancy Charges (S&CC)
and rental rebates. Those living in smaller HDB flats will get more rebates.
Flat Type||U-Save Rebates||S&CC
the Elderly meet Retirement and Healthcare Needs—Top-ups to
CPF Special/Retirement & Medisave Accounts
Singaporeans aged 50 and above in 2005 will receive top-ups
to their CPF Special/Retirement and Medisave Accounts to help
meet their retirement and healthcare needs.
amount of CPF top-ups depends on your age and the Annual Value
of your home as at 31 December 2005.
Half of the amount will go into the CPF Special/Retirement Account,
the other half will go into the CPF Medisave Account.
Value of Home $6,000 or less
Value of Home more than $6,000 and up to $10,000
Value of Home more than $10,000
5. Invest in the Next Generation—Opportunity
Students from lower-income families will get more opportunities
for enrichment and learning, such as the purchase of computers
and reading materials, and overseas study trips. MOE schools,
Junior Colleges/Centralised Institute, ITEs, Special Education
schools and self-help groups (CDAC, Mendaki, SINDA and the Eurasian
Association) will receive $50 million in total to create Opportunity
the Contributions of our NSmen—40th Anniversary NS
To mark 40 years of National Service (NS) and recognise the
contributions of our national servicemen (NSmen), Singaporeans
who are serving or have served their NS in the SAF, SPF and
SCDF will get a one-off NS bonus.
- Full-time national servicemen (NSFs)
- Operationally ready NSmen who have not completed their operationally ready
national service (ORNS) training cycle
- NSmen who have completed their ORNS training cycle
- NSmen who are above statutory age (i.e. 40 years old for non-officers
and 50 years old for officers)
How can I Sign Up for my Progress Package?
The Progress Package Scheme is closed.