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Who is entitled to CPF contributions

If you are an employee and are a Singaporean or Singapore permanent resident, you are entitled to CPF contributions from your employer.

CPF contributions are payable when there is an employer-employee relationship, i.e. a contract of service.

Employers are required to pay both the employer and employee’s share of CPF contributions every month. They are entitled to recover the employee’s share from the employee’s wages.

CPF contributions are payable for Singapore citizens (SCs) and Singapore permanent residents (SPRs) who are:

  • Working in Singapore under a contract of service.
  • Employed under a permanent, part-time or casual basis.

However, if the employee is an SC or SPR working overseas, CPF contributions are not mandatory.

Not paid CPF on time

If you’re not paid your CPF on time, you can:

  • Ask your employer for an explanation and when they will pay your CPF.
  • Report to CPF Board that you were not paid your CPF.

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For information on employers' CPF contributions, refer to: