The Appeals Panel was set up in May 2014 and has carefully considered the criteria for assessing appeals.
If you were born after 31 Dec 1949, please note that no appeals will be received. As explained in response to queries in Parliament and during the debate on the Pioneer Generation Fund Bill, the Appeals Panel recognised that the Government had already adopted a more inclusive approach by extending the Pioneer Generation Package to all those born in 1949 or earlier. Whatever the age set, there will always be those who marginally fall short of it. It would therefore not be feasible or fair to allow age-related appeals without extending the new age criterion to all Singaporeans. Hence, as provided under the Pioneer Generation Fund Act, the Panel decided that it would only consider appeals relating to the citizenship criterion.
For citizenship-related appeals, the Panel considers whether the person had obtained Singapore citizenship shortly after 1986 – the year set as the citizenship cut-off date for eligibility of the Pioneer Generation Package. In addition, it looks at factors such as whether he or she had been in Singapore since the early years of independence, contributed to our society, and had demonstrated clear efforts to sink roots in Singapore.
If you marginally missed the citizenship date of 31 Dec 1986 and you feel that you meet the criteria, please contact CPFB at 1800-2222-888 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your NRIC number to file an appeal. If you would like to appeal on behalf of a relative, please obtain your relative's consent first.