I still own my property but have fully set aside my Retirement Sum before 1 January 2013. Can I still make a voluntary housing refund?
Yes, we are making changes to allow you to make a voluntary housing refund of up to the full principal amount you have withdrawn for the property with the accrued interest before 2013. You will be able to do so from April 2022.
Members who already set aside their Full Retirement Sum (FRS) were not required to refund when they sold their property before 2013. If they still own their property, they are also unable to make a voluntary housing refund. However, we have taken into account members’ feedback and would be changing our policy to allow members who have set aside their FRS before 2013 to make voluntary housing refund, if they are still owners of the property and wish to do so. This will allow them to bolster their CPF savings, and benefit from higher CPF LIFE payouts.