9 in 10 Singaporeans received SGD 600 COVID-19 Solidarity Payment on April 14

About 9 in 10 Singaporeans each received SGD 600 Solidarity Payment on Tuesday, April 14, as part of the government’s efforts to support households with direct cash in hand during the COVID-19 outbreak.

These recipients have previously provided their bank account details for Government payouts, and will receive the payment directly in their bank accounts.

Screen grab from DPM Heng Swee Keat's parliament speech
Screen grab from DPM Heng Swee Keat's parliament speech

The one-off Solidarity Payment was announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat on April 6. It aimed to help Singaporeans and their families during the period of heightened measures due to COVID-19, said Heng.

The remaining 10 per cent of Singaporeans will have to provide bank account details no later than April 23 to receive the Solidarity Payment on April 28.

Adult Singaporeans who have not provided bank account details by April 23 will receive the Solidarity Payment through cheques sent to their NRIC-registered addresses in stages from April 30 onwards.

The Singapore government is also providing a one-off Solidarity Payment of SGD 300 to Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) aged 21 and above who have Singaporean parent(s), spouse or child(ren); as well as Long-Term Visit Pass-Plus (LTVP+) holders aged 21 and above in 2020.

Eligible SPRs may sign up for the one-off Solidarity Payment at  using their SingPass from now until May 10. Those who provide their bank account details while signing up will receive the Solidarity Payment directly in their bank account on May 19. Those who do not provide their bank account details when signing up will receive cheques in stages from end May onwards.

LTVP+ holders will receive their Solidarity Payment via cheques in stages from end-May 2020 onwards. No application is needed.