Government-Paid Maternity Benefit (GPMB)

The GPMB scheme supports working mothers (including self-employed) who do not qualify for the Government-Paid Maternity Leave (GPML) scheme, especially those under short-term employment periods.

What are the benefits?

    • The Government will provide cash benefits based on the following:

    ​Income reimbursed
    ​1st and 2nd
    ​8 weeks
    ​3rd and subsequent
    ​16 weeks

    • The GPMB amount is calculated based on the following formula 
      A = Gross rate of pay + Employer CPF contributions over 12 months

      B =
      Net trade income derived by the person from her business, trade or profession in Singapore over 12 months

      C =
      56 days (for 1st and 2nd childbirth) or 112 days (3rd and subsequent childbirths)

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    Important things to know

    • Reimbursement is capped at $10,000 per 4 weeks:
      • up to a total of $20,000 for 8 weeks for your 1st and 2nd child; or
      • up to a total of $40,000 for 16 weeks for your 3rd and subsequent child

    • Benefits given are equivalent to the GPML scheme.

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    Am I eligible?

      You must meet the following requirements:

      1. Your child is born, or has an estimated delivery date (EDD),
      on or after 1 Jan 2013.

      2. Your child is a
      Singapore citizen even if you or your husband is not a Singapore citizen.


      If the child is not a Singapore citizen at time of birth, you can still qualify if your child obtains Singapore citizenship within 12 months from your child's date of birth.

      3. You are lawfully married* to your child's father
      * Not applicable for mothers whose children are born (or with EDD) on or after 1 Jan 2017.

      4. You have been in employment for a total of
      at least 90 days in the 12 months immediately before your child's date of birth.

      . You do not qualify for benefits under the GPML scheme based on your current employment.


      If you qualify for the GPML scheme, you are not eligible for the GPMB scheme unless your employment contract expired after your child's date of birth.

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      How do I apply?

        Step 1. Record all start and end dates of your employment contract(s) or trade/business periods in the 12 months immediately before your child's date of birth.

        Step 2. Submit your claim via the GPL Portal no later than 
        15 months after your child's date of birth. You will need to attach scanned copies of the following documents:

        a) Your employment contracts for all employments you were engaged in within the 12-month period immediately before your child's date of birth.

        b) Your pay slips or the latest Notice of Assessment from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). 


        If you do not have a standing payment instruction with us, please log in to GPL Portal and maintain your profile. 

        Read our FAQs and watch the online demonstration for details.

        Step 3. Log in to GPL Portal to check your application status. A notification will be sent to you once your application is processed.

        Please refer to our service standards for the processing time.

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        When must I submit the claim?

          Claims can only be made after the leave is taken. All claims must be submitted no later than 15 months after your child's date of birth.


          Please submit your claims on time. All late claims will not be considered!

          ​Other Useful Links

          Government-Paid Leave (GPL) Schemes Calculator
          The calculator allows you to estimate the reimbursement you might receive upon successful application.

          Last Updated on: Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:02 AM