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Baby Bonus Scheme

Children bring joy to the family. To support couples in their decision to have more children, the Child Development Co-Savings (Baby Bonus) Scheme helps to lighten the financial costs of raising children. The scheme is part of the Marriage and Parenthood Package and includes a cash gift and/or contributions to the Child Development Account.

Cash Gift

The Baby Bonus Cash Gift has been enhanced for eligible children born on or after 1 January 2015.

Child Order

Born between 26 Aug 2012 and 31 Dec 2014 (for each child)

Born on or after  1 Jan 2015 (for each child)

1st & 2nd Child


$8,000 (inclusive of $2,000 Baby Bonus Plus)

3rd & 4th Child


$10,000 (inclusive of $2,000 Baby Bonus Plus)

5th and higher


$10,000 (inclusive of 2,000 Baby Bonus Plus)

Parents will receive the enhanced cash gift in 5 instalments, over 18 months.


Amount of cash gift disbursed

First and Second Birth Orders

Third and Subsequent Birth Orders

Within 3 weeks after joining the scheme



When the child turns 6 months old



When the child turns 12 months old



<New> Baby Bonus Plus
When the child turns 15 months old



<New> Baby Bonus Plus
When the child turns 18 months old






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Child Development Account

The CDA is a special savings account for children to help build up the savings that can be spent on approved uses. When a CDA is opened, the child will receive CDA benefits, including an upfront CDA First Step grant and Government dollar-for-dollar matching contributions for each dollar parents, up to the contribution caps shown below:

Child Order CDA Benefits Total CDA Benefits
CDA First Step Dollar-for-Dollar matching 
1st & 2nd Child
$3,000   Up to $3,000 Up to $6,000
3rd & 4th Child
Up to $9,000 Up to $12,000
5th and higher
Up to $15,000 Up to $18,000
Children of unwed parents who are born, or have an estimated delivery date, on or after 1 September 2016 can receive CDA benefits.

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Baby Bonus One-Stop Service

Parents who need assistance to join Baby Bonus online or perform other related e-services may approach the Citizen Connect Centres, or the Baby Bonus One-Stop Centres at the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority and the birth registration counters at these hospitals:

  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Mount Alvernia Hospital
  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
  • National University Hospital
  • Parkway East Hospital
  • Raffles Hospital
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • Thomson Medical Centre

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For more information

Parents can visit the Baby Bonus website.

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DATE PUBLISHED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
LAST REVIEWED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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