How do I apply for reimbursement of a Government-Paid Leave (GPL)?
You may apply for reimbursement of any GPL scheme via the GPL Portal.
Please select “Login to eSERVICES” followed by “An Employer” or “Self-Employed Person/Parent”. You will be directed to the eService menu that shows a list of the application forms after your CorpPass or SingPass login.
Alternatively, you can log in via the “Submit Applications” Shortcut.
How do I submit Government-Paid Leave (GPL) for an employee/parent who works under multiple employment or dual employment (i.e. both employee and self-employed)?
the employers for whom the employee is working under, can submit their GPL
claims online but one claim at a time. Similarly, the employee can submit a
claim online as self-employed if he or she is under dual employment.
Childcare Leave, the leave dates taken across the multiple employments have to
be the same.
Can I apply for Government-Paid Leave (GPL) both as an Employer and as a Self-Employed Person/ Parent?
Yes, your Employer can submit the claims for reimbursement and you can submit your claim separately as a Self-Employed Person/ Parent. However, please note that you cannot submit a new claim if there is a pending claim.
I am a Payroll Managing Agent for my client. Can I submit claim on their behalf using CorpPass login?
Yes, you may do so if your client has assigned you with ‘Preparer’ access. Otherwise, you can continue to use your SingPass to submit claims.
Note: For UEN entities, from 1 September 2018
, CorpPass will be the only login method for your business transactions with the Government.
I tried to submit an application for my company. Why can’t I click on the hyperlink for online applications?
It could be due to the following:
You may have been assigned with ‘Manager’ or ‘Reader’ role only. To submit an online application, you need to be a ‘Preparer’.
There is no existing information such as bank details maintained in GPL Portal. Such information has to be provided via "Maintain Bank Details" before any GPL application can be submitted.
Please refer to the FAQs to find out more.
When is the submission deadline for Government-Paid Leave (GPL) claims?
The submission deadline differs for each leave scheme. Please refer to the table below.
Self-Employed Person (SEP)/ Parent|
Government-Paid Childcare Leave (GPCL)||Submit your employee's claim online
within 3 months after the last day of the relevant period.||Submit your claim online
within 3 months after the last day of the calendar year. |
Government-Paid Maternity Leave (GPML)||Submit your claim online
within 3 months after the last day of your/your employee's maternity leave. |
Government-Paid Maternity Benefit (GPMB)||Submit your claim online
within 15 months after your child's birth. |
Government-Paid Paternity Leave (GPPL)||Submit your claim online
within 3 months after the last day of your/your employee's paternity leave. |
Government-Paid Shared Parental Leave (SPL)||Submit your claim online
within 3 months after the last day of your/your employee's shared parental leave. |
Allocate Shared Parental Leave||Your wife needs to submit the Shared Parental Leave (SPL) declaration form together with her Government-Paid Maternity Leave (GPML) application. |
Adoption Leave for Mothers (AL)||Submit your claim online
within 3 months after the last day of your/your employee's adoption leave. |
If you have missed the submission deadlines, you can submit an online application together with the reasons for your late submission. Late submissions from employers and self-employed person are subject to the approval of MSF and Self-Employed Reimbursement Board respectively. We appreciate your understanding on the possible longer processing time required.
What information do I need to have for the online claim submission?
You will require the following information for submission of the claim:
- Employee’s NRIC Number
- Employee’s Contact Details
- Child’s particulars
- Employment Details
- Leave Period/Dates Taken
- Salary Details
Can I save a draft of my application in the Government-Paid Leave (GPL) Portal if I cannot complete it in one sitting?
Yes, you can save a draft of your application by clicking on the "Save Draft" button at the bottom of the page. You can save your draft anytime during the application process. The draft will be deleted after 7 calendar days from the date the application was saved.
How many draft copies of the application forms can I create in the Government-Paid Leave (GPL) Portal?
You can create up to a maximum of 20 drafts across all the GPL forms for each CPF Submission Number. The draft will be kept for 7 calendar days from the date the application was saved. SingPass user:
You can create one draft per form. The draft will be kept for 7 calendar days from the date the application was saved.
Who can view or edit the saved drafts in the Government-Paid Leave (GPL) Portal?
Only personnel with ‘Preparer’ access can view and edit the saved drafts for the selected CPF Submission Number. SingPass user:
Applicant can only view or edit drafts saved under his/her own SingPass account.
How can I retrieve my saved drafts in the Government-Paid Leave (GPL) Portal?
For UEN entities who log in via CorpPass, you can retrieve the draft(s) that was previously saved by your Preparers by clicking on the specific scheme’s online form hyperlink. A draft listing page with the draft reference hyperlink will display accordingly. To continue working on the draft, you can click on the draft reference hyperlink.
For entities who log in via SingPass, you can only view drafts saved under your own SingPass account.
Note: For UEN entities, from 1 September 2018
, CorpPass will be the only login method for your business transactions with the Government.Self-Employed Person/ Parent:
You can view drafts saved under your SingPass account. To continue working on the draft, you can click on the specific scheme’s online form hyperlink that you previously saved.
Why am I not able to view the draft that was saved previously?
It could be due to the following:
- Your saved draft has been retrieved by another user; or
- Your saved draft has been deleted as it is more than 7 calendar days from the date the application was saved.
Can I delete a saved draft?
You will not be able to delete a saved draft. However, it will be deleted automatically after 7 calendar days from the date the application was saved.
Can an Employer submit online applications for multiple employees in the Government-Paid Leave (GPL) Portal?
For Government-Paid Childcare Leave, an Employer can submit for up to 20 employees in a single application form. For other leave schemes, an Employer can only submit for one employee per application form.
Can I submit for multiple schemes in a single application?
You will have to submit individual application forms for each leave scheme. For Government-Paid Paternity Leave and Shared Parental Leave, you can submit for these 2 schemes in a single application.
Why can’t I bypass the different employee tabs under Government Paid Childcare Leave (GPCL) in application?
You cannot bypass the different employee tabs as you are required to check and confirm that all the information you have provided is accurate before proceeding to the next employee's claim.
Why do I have to note the transaction reference number for all my applications?
You are strongly encouraged to take note of the transaction reference numbers of your applications in order for us to retrieve your records when you require any assistance.
You may click on the “Create PDF” icon to convert your transaction reference number page into a printable PDF document.
Is it important to log out after completing each session in the Government-Paid Leave (GPL) Portal?
As you may have logged in to the GPL Portal with your SingPass using a public computer, it is strongly recommended that you log off and clear the browser's cache after each session for security purposes.
What can I do if I have provided the wrong information when submitting applications using the Government-Paid Leave (GPL) Portal?
If you have provided wrong information in your application, you can cancel the application if it has not been processed, i.e. not approved or rejected. Read
or watch this
on how to cancel an application. To find out how to check your application status, read
or watch the online demo
If the application has been processed, the status of claim will be sent to the email address provided in the application. Please email us at
for any enquiries.
What is Child Type under the online application?
Child type in GPL portal refers to either biological or adoptive child. Applicant is required to indicate the child type in the application form.
What is Child Order?
It refers to the number of birth event(s)1 (regardless of child's nationality) by the mother and adopted-in children2. It excludes stepchildren, stillbirths and children who have passed away or are adopted-out before the birth or FIA3 of the child whom you are seeking reimbursement for.
1 Twins are considered as one child order
2 Adopted child must be below 1-year old at point of formal intent to adopt
3 Formal intent to adopt
*If the child you are seeking reimbursement for is born and with estimated delivery date and formal intent to adopt before 1 Jul 2017, please refer to here for definition of child order.
Can I change the leave type for the paternity leave if I have a paternity leave claim approved previously?
How is Continuous Paternity Leave type defined?
It refers to the paternity leave taken in a block of 2 calendar weeks (ie. without any break in-between), within 16 weeks from child’s date of birth.
How do I fill in the adoption leave days for non-continuous claim when I am navigated to the “Details of Leave” page? Why are there two rows of the same month in leave table?
Only the claimable months are populated in the page. For child order 1 and 2, the form will only reflect the claimable leave months under Week 5 – 12 since week 1-4 is not under Government-paid portion. For Child Order 3 and onwards, all leave months taken will be reflected.
The first 8 weeks should be taken in a continuous block. Please indicate the leave days for the first 8 weeks in the grey portion of “Details of Leave” table. For example, if your first 8 weeks ended on 15th August 2017, you will need to indicate the number of leave days taken up to 15th August 2017 in the grey portion until the first “August” row. The rest of the leave days taken for week 9 to 12 can be indicated in the non-grey portion, starting from the second “August” row.
How do I submit my reimbursement application for adoption leave if the date of formal intent to adopt is before 1 July 2017?
The online application is for mothers whose date of formal intent to adopt is on or after 1 July 2017.
If the date of formal intent to adopt is before 1 July 2017, please write in to
to request for a hardcopy application form. The hardcopy application form should be submitted with the following documents no later than 3 months
after the last date of your/ your employee's adoption leave taken:
- A copy of the adoption petition to the Family Court (if the child is a Singapore citizen).
- A copy of Dependent’s Pass (DP) or document evidencing the approval of DP (if the child is not a Singapore citizen).
- Copy of the latest Notice of Assessment from the IRAS (Self-employed).
What details will be retrieved from MyInfo for the Government-Paid Leave (GPL) application upon SingPass authentication?
The following details will be retrieved from MyInfo for GPL application (for Self-Employed Persons/Parents only) upon SingPass authentication:
- Email Address
- Contact No. (1)
- Name of Business
- Marital Status
If I edit/change my details in the Government-Paid Leave (GPL) Portal, will the details be updated to MyInfo database?
No. Details provided in the GPL Portal is meant for the GPL application only. It will not be updated to MyInfo.
To update your details in MyInfo, please visit myinfo.gov.sg.
Can I provide different details from MyInfo for Government-Paid Leave (GPL) application?
Yes. You can do so by using the 'Clear' button available in your GPL application, which will clear existing details in the form.
What should I do when the “Continue”, “Submit” or “Confirm” button is greyed-out?
Please check that you have completed all mandatory fields indicated with an “*”.
What income (i.e. “Monthly Salary”, “Monthly Claimable Allowances” and “Monthly Employer CPF Contribution”) should I fill in?
You should fill in the total amount of money (including
allowances) to which an employee is entitled under the employee’s contract of
service, but does not include any of the following:
(a) additional payments by way of
(b) additional payments by way of
bonus payments or annual wage supplements;
(c) any sum paid to the employee
to reimburse the employee for special expenses incurred by the employee in the
course of the employee’s employment;
(d) productivity incentive
(e) travelling, food or housing
If an employee’s monthly income is prorated (e.g. due to
termination), you should still fill in the total amount the employee is
entitled to under the contract of service.
What is Formal Intent to Adopt (FIA)?
Formal intent to adopt is defined as:
Child’s citizenship at date of birth
Definition of "Formal Intent to Adopt (FIA)"
Date when an application to adopt is submitted to the Court.
Not a Singapore citizen
Date when the Dependent's Pass (DP) is issued in respect of the child.
Date of the document indicating that the application for the dependent’s pass has been approved.