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Do overseas Singaporeans get growth dividend?

Postby Koalabear » Fri, 11 Mar 2011 1:23 pm

I was wondering if Singaporeans residing overseas also get growth dividend? Policy say all adult Singaporeans?

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Re: Do overseas Singaporeans get growth dividend?

Postby Saint » Fri, 11 Mar 2011 1:31 pm

Koalabear wrote:I was wondering if Singaporeans residing overseas also get growth dividend? Policy say all adult Singaporeans?


Mrs S did while living in UK

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Postby Koalabear » Fri, 11 Mar 2011 1:42 pm

How do they give it to you?

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Postby Saint » Fri, 11 Mar 2011 1:52 pm

Gets deposited in to your bank account if you've set it up to, same as the GST refunds.

Google is your friend :wink:

http://www.mof.gov.sg/budget_2008/growth_dividends.html

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 11 Mar 2011 1:54 pm

Depends on what the gahmen want to do. Sometimes they give it either as a cheque or direct deposit to your bank account, other times it's whacked into your CPF and it doesn't do you a damn bit of good.

Course, if you are a PR, you don't get diddly-squat! AND to make matters worse, if, because you are a PR and you buy an HDB Flat bigger than you need (or take care of aging parents) your freebies will be reduced even though all our expenses are much, much higher taking care of the elderly. :mad:

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Postby Koalabear » Sun, 13 Mar 2011 2:14 am

Im even more confused. I remember getting GST credits but never recalled growth dividend.

The policy is that once I registered for GST credits I will get growth dividend automatically?

Time to practise my Singlish and call CPF on monday. :???:

"a a a, I heard from the news Oii, the gahmen got give Singaporean free money lah, but then I dont know whether I got the money or not loh..So I damn sian loh"

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Postby therat » Sun, 13 Mar 2011 10:55 am

This yr budget they call it Growth Dividend.

GST credits was announce during Budget 2007

U can use the below URL to calculate your Household Benefits
http://app.singaporebudget.gov.sg/hbc/index.asp


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