The Pro-Family Leave Schemes under the Marriage and Parenthood Package (M&P) aims to foster a pro-family environment in Singapore. These leave schemes support parents in 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 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 Maternity Leave (GPML)

    Working mothers can enjoy maternity leave under the GPML scheme. This will help provide sufficient time to recover from childbirth and care for newborns. 

    Read more here.

  • Government-Paid Paternity Leave (GPPL)

    Working fathers can enjoy paternity leave under the GPPL scheme. This is to support and encourage shared parental responsibility.

    Read more here

  • Government-Paid Shared Parental Leave (SPL)

    In addition to the GPPL scheme, working mothers have the option to share part of their maternity leave or adoption leave to their husbands under the SPL scheme.

    Read more here.

  • Government-Paid Child care Leave (GPCL) and Extended Child care Leave (ECL)

    Working parents can enjoy child care leave under the GPCL and ECL schemes. This will provide sufficient time for working parents to care for and spend quality time with their children.

    Read more here.

  • Government-Paid Maternity Benefit (GPMB)

    The GPMB scheme supports working mothers who do not qualify for the GPML scheme, especially those under short-term employment periods.  

    Read more here.

  • Adoption Leave for Mothers (AL)

    Working adoptive mothers can enjoy adoption leave under the AL scheme. This will provide sufficient time to care for and bond with the child. 

    Read more here.

Other Pro-Family Leave schemes:

  • Unpaid Infant Care Leave (ICL)
    As the initial years of caring for a child can be more demanding, working parents can enjoy ICL to have additional time to care for and bond with the child.

    Read more here.

  • Government-Paid Paternity Benefit (GPPB)
    The GPPB scheme supports working natural and adoptive fathers (including self-employed) who do not qualify for the Government-Paid Paternity Leave (GPPL) scheme due to their employment arrangements.

    Read more here.

  • Government-Paid Adoption Benefit (GPAB)
    The GPAB scheme supports working adoptive mothers (including self-employed) who do not qualify for the Adoption Leave for Mothers (AL) scheme due to their employment arrangements.

    Read more here.

*For stillbirth cases, please refer to information in the respective schemes.


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
Telephone Hotline: MSFCares (+65) 1800 111 2222
(say 'GPLS' when asked for the hotline  you want to reach)

Alternatively, you may reach us at: (+65) 1800-253-4757​

(Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 6pm;
Saturday: 8.30am to 1pm;
Closed on Public Holidays)

Useful Links

  • Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
    Click​ here 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 Chambers
    Click here for the enactment of Child Development Co-Savings Act (Chapter 38) and other online publications of legislation.
  • Hey Baby
    Click here to learn more about the latest enhancements to support Marriage and Parenthood.

Last Updated on: Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 3:30 PM