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Government-Paid Paternity Leave (GPPL)

Prior to 1 January 2017, working fathers are eligible for one week of mandatory Paternity Leave, and one week of Paternity Leave offered by employers on a voluntary basis (introduced in 2015).

To encourage and support shared parental responsibility; and for fathers to spend more time caring for their children, the second week of Paternity Leave has been made mandatory since 1 January 2017. This will apply for fathers of Singaporean children born (or with EDD) on and after 1 January 2017.

The Government funds both weeks of Paternity Leave, capped at $2,500 per week including CPF contributions.


​Yes, the father will be eligible for the 2 weeks of paternity leave if he can provide a medical memo from the doctor indicating that the child’s EDD was on or after 1 January 2017. 


Last Updated on: Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 3:55 PM