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1.4 Million Singaporeans to Receive Bicentennial Bonus Benefits in November 2019

Bicentennial Bonus supports individuals who need more help, 
Including youth, working adults and older Singaporeans


1.4 million Singaporeans will receive up to three of the Bicentennial Bonus benefits in November: these are the GST Voucher – Cash (Bicentennial Payment), CPF Top-up, and Workfare Bicentennial Bonus. 

2 In Budget 2019, the Government had announced a $1.1 billion Bicentennial Bonus to commemorate Singapore’s Bicentennial and to support individuals who need more help. Some of the Bicentennial Bonus benefits were distributed over the past few months. 

3 The list of all Bicentennial Bonus benefits is in the table below. Details are in the Annex.

Type of Bicentennial Bonus Benefit Beneficiaries Timeline of Notification / Payment
GST Voucher (GSTV) – Cash (Bicentennial Payment)
- Addressed in this press release
1.4 million SMS Notification
End-October 2019

Payment
November 2019
CPF Top-up
- Addressed in this press release
300,000 Letter Notification
November 2019

Payment
November 2019
Workfare Bicentennial Bonus
- Addressed in this press release
400,000 SMS Notification
End-October 2019

Payment
End-October 2019

Letter Notification

November 2019
Top-ups to Edusave Accounts and Post-Secondary Education Accounts (PSEA) 570,000 Payment

Completed in June 2019
Personal Income Tax (PIT) Rebate All tax resident individuals Granted for the Year of Assessment 2019

4 To verify the authenticity of a SMS notification, citizens can check that the SMS is sent by “SG-Workfare” for the Workfare Bicentennial Bonus, or “GSTV” for GSTV – Cash (Bicentennial Payment). These SMS notifications only inform citizens of their respective benefits. Citizens will not be asked to reply to their SMS or to provide any information to “SG-Workfare” or “GSTV”. 

5 For further clarifications, citizens may email or call the following contact points: 

Benefit More Information / Contact Details
GST Voucher – Cash (Bicentennial Payment) Visit gstvoucher.gov.sg 
Call 1800-2222-888
CPF Top-up Email contactus@govtopup.gov.sg
Call 1800-2222-888
Workfare Bicentennial Bonus
(Workfare Income Supplement)
Visit cpf.gov.sg/writetous 
Call 1800-227-1188
Top-ups to Edusave Accounts and
Post-Secondary Education Accounts
Email contact@moe.gov.sg 
Personal Income Tax Rebate Email taxqueries@iras.gov.sg       
Call 1800-356-8300

Link to infographic (Bicentennial Bonus).


Issued by:
Ministry of Finance
Singapore
24 Oct 2019