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TODAY Online, 10 Nov



We refer to Mr Marcus Tan’s letter “Allow CPF use for funeral expenses” (Nov 1, online).


When a Central Provident Fund member who has made a valid nomination dies, his/her CPF monies would be distributed to the beneficiaries according to the nomination.


Nominees who are responsible for the deceased member’s last rites can use the bequest to pay for the funeral expenses. If there is no nomination, the Public Trustee’s Office (PTO) would disburse the monies according to intestacy laws.


If the monies are needed for funeral expenses, a beneficiary can apply to the PTO for a reimbursement of funeral expenses, capped at S$6,000, from the deceased member’s non-nominated CPF monies.


For more information or to download the online application form for the reimbursement of funeral expenses, the public may visit the PTO’s website. We thank Mr Tan for the opportunity to clarify.



Irene Kang (Ms)

Group Director (Communications)

Central Provident Fund Board



Jill Tan (Ms)
Public Trustee
Insolvency & Public Trustee’s Office
Ministry of Law