NOTICE PAPER NO. 1564
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON OR AFTER 29 NOVEMBER 2022
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Murali Pillai
MP for Bukit Batok
Question No. 3917
To ask the Minister for Health whether CPF Board can exercise flexibility on a case-by-case basis for a person who wishes to draw down on his MediSave Account to pay for his spouse’s monthly renal dialysis treatment so long as he makes active monthly MediSave contributions even if his MediSave Account balance may be below what is required for his age.
Individuals can appeal to tap on their MediSave account to pay for their family member’s monthly renal dialysis treatment if their family member has insufficient MediSave balances, up to prevailing withdrawal limits. The Ministry of Health assesses these appeals on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the affordability of the bill and expected impact of the withdrawals on the CPF member’s MediSave balances.