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My mobile number is already registered to my bank account on PayNow. Can the Government credit Workfare payments to me via PayNow-Mobile instead of via PayNow-NRIC?



Source: https://www.cpf.gov.sg/member

We can only credit your Workfare payment to you via your PayNow- NRIC-linked bank account. NRIC is an unchanged proxy issued by the Government, compared to mobile numbers which may be easily changed. To ensure that the money is credited to the correct recipient’s bank account, only NRIC will be accepted as the proxy for government benefits via PayNow.


Eligible Singaporeans who have linked their NRIC to PayNow, with a PayNow-GIRO-participating bank, will receive the benefits in this bank account.

This information provided here is sourced from the CPF website.

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