GST Credits help Singaporeans with the impact of the GST increase. All adult Singaporeans receive GST Credits over 4 years. Those who earn less or live in smaller homes receive more GST Credits. [Read more...]
Singaporeans will have until the end of this month to sign up for their GST Credits 2009 and Senior Citizens’ Bonus.
Those who have not sign up for GST credit 2009 can do so through the internet at www.gstoffset.gov.sg, or fill up a form available at any Community Centre, Community Development Council or CPF Service Centre. [Read more...]
Senior citizens can expect to cross with greater ease with longer green man time when they use selected signalised pedestrian crossings from 1 October 2009.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be launching the Green Man Plus initiative at five locations with nearby health facilities and transport nodes. When activated, senior citizens will have up to five seconds more green man time when crossing the road using signalized pedestrian crossings. This initiative addresses the needs of elderly pedestrians who may require more time to cross the road. [Read more...]
CPF LIFE is a new scheme that will provide lifelong income for our elderly in their retirement. [Read more...]
Reader Samuel Cheah asked,
My birthday falls on 9 June 1954 – I supposed this is Singapore Senior Citizenship age to qualify for SC benefits. Could you kindly enlighten me as how I could apply for a discounted SMRT link card fare for SC.
Today, two new infocomm learning hubs, called the Silver Infocomm Junctions (SIJ), are opened to further promote infocomm literacy among senior citizens.
This is announced by RADM(NS) Lui Tuck Yew, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Information, Communications and The Arts, and Ministry of Education at the annual Silver Infocomm Day. The Silver Infocomm Day 1 is a special day dedicated to senior citizens who embrace and use infocomm in their daily lives.
Silver Infocomm Junctions
The two new SIJs are located at the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) Multi-Service Centre in Bukit Panjang and at the Marine Parade Family Service Centre (MPFSC). These are in addition to the first SIJ set up last year at the RSVP Singapore in Bishan. The two new additions are part of IDA’s infocomm outreach efforts to set up eight such centres in the heartlands for senior citizens by 2010. [Read more...]