Some schemes don’t look like “benefits”?


So many of the Government benefits’ schemes do not seem to be “benefits”?

I received the following message by Whatsapp:-

“If you are Singaporean above 50.

FYI – All the massive Govt schemes available to all Seniors of various age groups have been linked under one *Senior Silver Schemes* website. Just select the age group and the schemes relevant to you. These schemes are linked to various ministries. Take a look and forward to your friends.  They are for your benefits from the govt which you should know and utilise.

I followed the above link and clicked on “I am age 50 – 54” – “Popular Services” (18 of them). Let’s try to examine how these schemes (13 of the 18) help older Singaporeans in this age group?

Uniquely Singapore

Leong Sze Hian

About the Author

Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.