Thursday 28 February 2019

Budget 2019 - Merdeka Generation

My mum is in the Merdeka Generation (MG), oops, revealing her age range here.

So of course, she has been wanting to hear about what she would get from the government.

With what was announced at the Budget 2019, she will be getting:

1. PAssion Silver Card Top-up

There would be a $100 placed into their PAssion Silver Card, which they can use for public transport, swimming pools and courses at the community clubs.

More details would be announced in June 2019 for this $100 top up.

2. Annual MediSave Top-up

There would be annual top-ups into MG's Medisave from 2019 to 2023 in the month of July making it $200 X 5 years = $1000.

This is a pretty good incentive as my mum does use her medisave for her medical checks and hence this amount is useful for her. 

3.  Additional outpatient care subsidies

This is where there would be an additional 25% off subsidised bill at polyclinics and Public Specialist Outpatient Clinics and special CHAS subsidies.

Of course, all these can't compare to the Pioneer generation but it will come in handy for people who can qualify for it.

As my mum gets older, I start to realise the importance for her to be healthy so that she can be active to do the things that she like to do like travelling and shopping.

I want to help her to start to exercise but its definitely not going to be easy.

She currently loves watching Korean dramas while on her bed so I would need to come up with a plan to get her to move. haha


  1. All the best for your mom. Nice to read your thoughts.

  2. Get her interested in Pokemon Go so that she moves around?