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Amy Khor clears air on retiree's CPF claim

CPF Board had notified woman she could withdraw her money

Published on Jun 21, 2014 6:40 AM
The CPF Board said it is in contact with Ms Irene Yap (above) to help her withdraw her Retirement Account savings if she wants to.

Public concern over a retiree's claim at a recent public dialogue that she could not withdraw her Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings has prompted Senior Minister of State for Manpower and Health Amy Khor to issue a statement to clear the air.

The retiree in question is Ms Irene Yap, 76, a resident of Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, who took part in a dialogue last Saturday on CPF savings, organised by her Member of Parliament Hri Kumar Nair.

Ms Yap had pleaded for help during the dialogue, saying she had been unable to withdraw money from her CPF Retirement Account (RA) and that she wanted to take her money out as soon as possible because at age 76, she did not have long to live.

A video of her emotive plea was circulated online.

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