The Pro-Family Leave Schemes under the Marriage and Parenthood Package (M&P) aims to foster an overall pro-family environment in Singapore. Pro-Family Leave Schemes enable Singaporeans to have more support in getting married, having and raising children.

Government-Paid Leave Portal

The GPL Portal is a one-stop transactional portal for the Government-Paid Leave (GPL) Schemes. It allows the online submission of applications for the various GPL Schemes. This application portal aims to provide a user-friendly, seamless and consistent application experience where GPL claims will be processed much quicker.

Types of leave schemes available for online application:

  • Government-Paid Childcare Leave (GPCL)

    The Government-Paid Childcare Leave (GPCL) scheme aims to enable working parents to spend quality time with their children and care for them. Under this scheme, parents with young children can take up to 6 days of paid childcare leave each year until their child turns 7 years old, while parents with older children aged 7 to 12 can take up to 2 days of paid childcare leave. 

    Read more here.

  • Government-Paid Maternity Leave (GPML)

    Working mothers are entitled to 16 weeks of Government-Paid Maternity Leave (GPML) to recover from childbirth and care for newborns who are Singapore Citizen. 

    Read more here.

  • Government-Paid Maternity Benefit (GPMB)

    The Government-Paid Maternity Benefit (GPMB) scheme supports working mothers who do not qualify for Government-Paid Maternity Leave (GPML). This scheme benefits shorter-term workers who have been in employment for at least 90 days in the 12 months immediately before the birth of their child.  

    Read more here.

  • Government-Paid Paternity Leave (GPPL)

    To encourage and support shared parental responsibility, working fathers are entitled to 2 weeks of Government-Paid Paternity Leave (GPPL). This scheme supports fathers in caring for and bonding with their newborns. For working fathers of Singapore citizen child born OR with estimated delivery date (EDD) from 1 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2016, they are eligible for 1 week of mandatory paternity leave and if their employers voluntarily grant, up to 1 additional week of paternity leave.

    Read more here.

  • Government-Paid Shared Parental Leave (SPL)

    In addition to GPPL, working fathers are able to share 1 week of the 16 weeks of their spouse’s maternity leave, subject to their spouse’s agreement.​

    Read more here.

*For application of Government-Paid Adoption Leave (GPAL) and GPLs for stillbirth cases, please click here.


For more information on the GPL portal or the online application process, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)​.

Online Demo

For a detailed guide on how to complete the various Government-Paid Leave online application forms, please view the online demos here​​.

Contact Info

For queries or assistance on the application of Government-Paid Leave Schemes, you can contact ​us at: 

Email Address: contactus@profamilyleave.gov.sg
Hotline: 1800-253-4757​

Useful Links

  • Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
    Click he​re for more information on Government-Paid Leave Schemes.
  • Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
  • ​​Click here for details on employee leave benefits and employment practices.
  • Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board)
    Click here for CPF-related matters.
  • Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS)
    Click here for enquiries on Net Trade Income and taxation.
  • Attorney-General's Chamber
    Click h​ere for the enactment of Child Development Co-Savings Act (Chapter 38) and other online publications of legislation.
  • Hey Baby
    Click here for schemes and benefits under the Marriage & Parenthood Package 2013.


Last Updated on: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:20 PM