Childbirth in Singapore during Covid-19 period receiving a subsidy of 3.000 SGD



Singaporean couples giving birth during the Covid-19 period will be provided with an additional amount under the new policy.

Channel NewsAsia on October 9 reported that the Office of the Prime Minister of Singapore and the National Bureau of Population and Talents Singapore (NPTD) announced that they would provide a grant of SGD 3,000 to couples giving birth, in the context of people being affected  affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
 Accordingly, the grant will be given once to the couples giving birth from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2022.  The notice outlined the amount of money is intended to assist couples to "pay for these extraordinary expenses during this unusual time".

Childbirth in Singapore during Covid-19 period receiving a subsidy of 3.000 SGD

Singapore has many policies to support marriage and childbirth / ph: pexels

The new policy called the Baby Support Grant will add a Baby Bonus Cash Gift worth up to SGD 10,000 and a marriage and parent support package.

The announcement comes after Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat released a statement saying the government would offer additional support to the newborn, after it was told that the Coronavirus-19 pandemic caused some people to postpone births.  

 “Pandemic is not an easy task for Singaporeans planning to get married.  The government will work hard to help couples achieve their desire to get married and have children, ”said Minister Indranee Rajah in charge of NPTD.

Childbirth in Singapore during Covid-19 period receiving a subsidy of 3.000 SGD

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