14 Jul '11, 11am

(TTR) Foreigners are entitled to Baby Bonus if their babies are registered as Singaporeans

(TTR) Foreigners are entitled to Baby Bonus if their babies are registered as Singaporeans

While a baby boy born in a Singapore hospital to a Singaporean father was classified as ’stateless’ since birth and recently deported to Malaysia, foreigners whose babies are born in Singapore are entitled to the ‘Baby Bonus’ which is funded by Singapore taxpayers. According to the Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports (MCYS), foreigners can open a Child Development Account (CDA) in Singapore which will enable the Baby Bonus to be deposited there so long their babies are registered as Singapore citizens: [Source: Baby Bonus ] The child is eligible if he or she is: a. born on or after 17 August 2008; b. a Singapore Citizen or becomes a Singapore Citizen; c. born alive to the mother; and d. the mother is lawfully married to the child’s father. Apparently, being born in Singapore is not a criteria which means that the babies born overseas are eligible for the Baby Bonus as ...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/07/14/foreigners-are-en...

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