CDA Approved Dental Clinic in Singapore
The Baby Bonus Scheme in Singapore supports families by easing the cost of raising children. It is a crucial part of the Marriage and Parenthood Package, offering a Cash Gift and contributions to the Child Development Account (CDA), which can be used for essential services, including dental care for children.
As a Baby Bonus Approved Institution and a CDA Approved dental clinic in Singapore, i.Dental is committed to providing comprehensive dental services that cater to the needs of your growing family.
The CDA is a special savings scheme for children in Singapore, aimed at alleviating the financial pressure on families by aiding in their early years’ expenses. It is part of the broader Marriage and Parenthood Package and is set up within 3 to 5 working days following the registration for the scheme.
The CDA benefits include the CDA First Step Grant and government matching contributions for savings deposited into the account. These funds can be used for various expenses at Baby Bonus Approved Institutions, ensuring support for your child’s developmental needs.
What Can I Use the CDA for?
CDA funds are versatile and can be utilised at Baby Bonus Approved Institutions for a wide array of expenses:
- Fees for childcare centres, kindergartens, and approved special education programmes.
- Medical bills at hospitals, dental clinics*, and local GP clinics.
- Premiums for MediShield Life or approved private plans, with a requisite cash top-up to MediSave.
- Devices to assist with disabilities.
- Eye care products and services from opticians.
- Selected healthcare items from pharmacies.
The Baby Bonus Scheme was updated in 2023 to offer parents greater support. With the newly enhanced scheme, you can receive a cash gift of up to $11,000 for your first 2 children, and $13,000 for the subsequent children.
The CDA First Step Grant has also increased from $3,000 to $5,000. In addition, the government will match your savings in the CDA up to specific caps, which can help with your child’s care and medical costs.
For your child’s first dental visit, bring their birth certificate along with your ID and the NETS-CDA card for payment. On future visits to the same clinic, only the NETS-CDA card is necessary.
Yes, at i.Dental, a child’s Baby Bonus can be used for their sibling’s dental treatments. According to MCYS regulations, the birth certificates of both children are required to verify the sibling relationship for recurrent expenses and one-off expenses over $500.