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Pioneer Generation Package notification letters sent out

Seniors who qualify for the Pioneer Generation Package have begun receiving letters informing them of their eligibility. These include about 1,000 people who do not have CPF accounts.

SINGAPORE: Seniors who qualify for the Pioneer Generation Package have begun receiving letters informing them of their eligibility.

These include about 1,000 people who do not have CPF accounts.

They would have received instructions on how to set up an account in order to receive Medisave top-ups.

Pioneers will receive their Pioneer Generation card in the mail by September.

They can then use the card at all participating health institutions.

The Health Ministry said these institutions will have the pioneers' details in their computer systems by September, when the scheme kicks in.

But Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Health Chia Shi-Lu is urging for more to be done.

He said some seniors may not have their cards with them when they visit the doctor.

Dr Chia said: "It may be difficult to expect people to have the PG cards with them at all times.

"I believe that information relating to all the benefits and plans should be integrated with NRIC cards, so that when registration is done, the computer system will pick up on whether they are covered."

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