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Retirement and Health StudyRetirement and Health Study<p> <strong>Announcement</strong></p><p>We are pleased to present you with the <a href="/Assets/members/Documents/RHSNewsletter_Issue1.pdf" target="_blank">first issue of the Retirement and Health Study (RHS) Newsletter</a>. In this issue, we have put together some findings on retirement plans and caregiving based on the data from the RHS.</p><p>We would like to thank all respondents who have participated in the RHS. We look forward to your continued support in the next round of the RHS in 2020/21.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>What is the Retirement and Health Study (RHS)?</strong></p><p>The RHS is a longitudinal survey of Singapore residents’ retirement and healthcare needs and how they change over time. Selected individuals are interviewed once every two years. Findings from the RHS are being used to improve ageing related policies and services in Singapore.</p><p>Several countries have implemented similar longitudinal studies on retirement and health, such as the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan and China.</p><p> </p><p> <strong>What we have discovered using data from the Retirement and Health Study?</strong></p><p> <em>Published findings using RHS data</em></p><p>Around four in 10 CPF members aged 55 to 70 reported that they did not make any cash withdrawals after turning 55 years old, even though they had the option of doing so. Using data from the RHS, we studied the behaviour of CPF members who made withdrawals in the past to see what the funds were used for.</p><p>This article is published on CPF Board’s website, titled <a href="/Assets/members/Documents/CPFTrends_WhatdoCPFmembersdowiththecashwithdrawalsfromtheirCPFafter55.pdf" target="_blank">“What do CPF members do with the cash withdrawals from their CPF after age 55?”</a> (PDF, 0.9MB).</p><p> <span aria-hidden="true"></span> </p><p> <strong>Contact Us</strong></p><p>For queries related to RHS, please contact the RHS Office at <a href="mailto:cpf_rhs@cpf.gov.sg">cpf_rhs@cpf.gov.sg</a></p><p>More information on the study can be found in the <a href="/Assets/members/Documents/RHS_FAQ_Booklet.pdf" target="_blank">Frequently Asked Questions for RHS 2018/19</a> (PDF, 4.1MB).</p> <div class="hidden-xs"> <img class="img-responsive" alt="Retirement and Health Study 2018/2019" src="/Assets/common/PublishingImages/RHS_698X200_banner.jpg" /> </div><div class="visible-xs"> <img class="img-responsive" alt="Retirement and Health Study 2018/2019" src="/Assets/common/PublishingImages/RHS_450X300_mobile_landing.jpg" /> </div> <br>

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