Those eligible will receive letters about their Pioneer Generation Package benefits this week

DPM Teo Chee Hean explains the details of the Pioneer Generation Package to Pasir Ris residents (from left) Mdm Choo Pin, 80, Mdm Ang Ah Moy, 72, and her husband (right) Mr Ng Nam Huat, 77. Those who qualify for Pioneer Generation Package benefi
DPM Teo Chee Hean explains the details of the Pioneer Generation Package to Pasir Ris residents (from left) Mdm Choo Pin, 80, Mdm Ang Ah Moy, 72, and her husband (right) Mr Ng Nam Huat, 77. Those who qualify for Pioneer Generation Package benefits will receive letters from the Government from June 16, with information on the lifetime benefits they will receive, the Ministry of Finance announced on Sunday. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - Those who qualify for Pioneer Generation Package benefits will receive letters from the Government from June 16, with information on the lifetime benefits they will receive, the Ministry of Finance announced on Sunday.

The first benefit - Medisave top-ups, will be automatically credited into their Medisave accounts from July.

Details on what to do if they do not have an account will be in the letter as well.

The members of an appeals panel formed to look into cases of people who marginally miss out on the criteria for the pioneer generation - that is, Singaporeans who are 65 and older this year and who became citizens before 1987 - were also announced on Sunday. The panel will focus on those affected by the citizenship attainment criterion.

It will be chaired by Mr Timothy James de Souza, a member of the People's Association Board and Presidential Council of Minority Rights and a trustee of the Eurasian Association.

The deputy chairman is Mr James Koh Cher Siang, chairman of the Housing Board and the governing board for the Mechanobiology Research Centre of Excellence.

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