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Posted on: 2021-07-12
Here’s a blog for students! I’m sure many of you are encouraged on taking internships, or even have mandatory internships that are credit-bearing or even graded by the school, especially in ITE, Polytechnic or University. In addition, many of you guys also find part time jobs during your holidays to earn some extra allowance to fund your food adventures or movie tickets right! Today, let’s talk about Central Provident Fund (CPF) entitlements during your internship or in your part time job!
Interns are entitled to CPF contributions! However, there are exceptions with interns which are:
According to the Ministry of Manpower, part time employees are also entitled to CPF contributions provided you are a:
To calculate CPF, there are 2 routes that are added to your total CPF contribution - your own contribution, as well as your employer's contribution.
Taken from CPF, here is how your CPF contribution would be like based on your age bracket. This table shows the percentage your employer would need to contribute, as well as the percentage you yourself would have to contribute, which is deducted from your take-home salary.
Further detailed information can be found on the CPF Contribution Rates Table.
You can log into my cpf Online Services using your SingPass and lodge their complaints online through the CPF website. You can also write to the Board or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or file concerns by calling the CPF hotline at 1800-227-1188. Additionally, you can visit any CPF Service Center.
So here you go, as a student I did not know my intern entitlements and may have been scammed some of my benefits :') To check if CPF contributions are payable, you can email email@example.com, call CPF hotline 1800-227-1188 or visit any CPF Service Centre!
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Liow Hai Ting
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For more information or enquiries, please contact Liow Hai Ting at firstname.lastname@example.org