Budget 2020 Solidarity Payment: Nine In 10 Singaporeans Will Receive $600 Each, Directly Credited Into Their Bank Accounts On Tuesday

On Monday, 6 April, DPM & Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat announced the one-off Solidarity Payment to help Singaporeans and their families during the period of heightened measures due to COVID-19

The Government’s efforts to support households, with direct cash in hand during the COVID-19 outbreak, includes providing all adult Singaporeans each with a $600 Solidarity Payment. About 90% of these recipients have previously provided their bank account details1 for Government payouts, and will receive the payment directly in their bank accounts on Tuesday, 14 April 2020. They include Singaporeans who previously received cash payouts such as the SG Bonus in 2018, or GST Voucher – Cash (Bicentennial Payment) in 2019, if eligible.

2 As Government agencies do not have the bank account details of the remaining 10% of adult Singaporeans, we request them to provide their bank account details via this secure Gov.sg form - https://go.gov.sg/spsc no later than 23 April 2020. SingPass access is required. These Singaporeans will then receive the Solidarity Payment directly in their bank accounts on 28 April 2020. By providing their bank account details, they can receive their payment more quickly and safely, without the need to leave their homes during this period.

3Adult Singaporeans who have not provided bank account details by 23 April 2020 will receive the Solidarity Payment through cheques sent to their NRIC-registered addresses in stages from 30 April 2020 onwards.

Non-Citizens with Immediate Family Members who are Singaporeans

4To support Singaporean families with members who are Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) and/or Long-Term Visit Pass-Plus (LTVP+) holders living in Singapore, the Government will also provide a one-off Solidarity Payment of $300 to:

  1. SPRs aged 21 and above in 2020 who have Singaporean parent(s), spouse or child(ren); and
  2. LTVP+ holders aged 21 and above in 2020.

5Eligible SPRs may sign up for the one-off Solidarity Payment at https://go.gov.sg/sppr using their SingPass from now until 10 May 2020. Those who provide their bank account details while signing up can expect to receive the Solidarity Payment directly in their bank account on 19 May 2020. Those who do not provide their bank account details when signing up will receive cheques in stages from end-May 2020 onwards.

6LTVP+ holders will receive their Solidarity Payment via cheques in stages from end-May 2020 onwards. No application is needed.

At a Glance
Who Benefits Quantum Timeline
All adult Singaporeans, aged 21 and above in 2020 $600

This comprises $300 brought forward from the enhanced Care and Support – Cash, and an additional $300.
About 90% of these beneficiaries will receive the cash on 14 April directly in their bank accounts.

The rest can provide their bank account details by 23 April at https://go.gov.sg/spsc, to receive their payment on 28 April.

Otherwise, they will receive cheques via post from 30 April onwards.
Adult Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) living in Singapore, aged 21 and above in 2020, and whose immediate family member is Singaporean $300 Eligible SPRs who apply and provide bank account details at https://go.gov.sg/sppr by 10 May, will receive their payment on 19 May directly in their bank accounts.

Those who apply without their bank account details will receive cheques via post from end-May.
Long-term Visit Pass-Plus (LTVP+) holders living in Singapore, aged 21 and above in 2020 $300 LTVP+ holders will receive cheques via post from end-May.

More Information

7More information on the Solidarity Payment, is available at https://go.gov.sg/sp2020. For specific scenarios or clarifications, please call 1800-2222-888 or submit your queries at https://go.gov.sg/csp2020contact. To protect your privacy, we will not be able to respond to queries of an individual nature (e.g. queries on bank account details) received through other channels.



Issued by:
Ministry of Finance
Singapore
12 Apr 2020

1 Refers to local bank accounts. Payments can only be made to DBS, POSB, OCBC or UOB bank accounts.